White House security official reportedly gravely ill with coronavirus
Trump says we'll have a vaccine "very, very soon," but that might be too late for a White House employee.
President Donald Trump may believe that coronavirus contagion was a “blessing from God”, but it's a safe bet that his infected White House staff, the nearly 213,000 families of Americans who have died from COVID-19, have Millions who survived and those who survived still suffer from it are likely to feel differently.
Crede Bailey, who heads the White House security bureau, caught the virus last month and is "seriously ill" according to Bloomberg.
White House cleaners are renovating the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room on Monday. Crede Bailey, who is in charge of the White House security office, is seriously ill with COVID-19. (Photo by Win McNamee / Getty Images)
Bailey's department works directly with the Secret Service and manages the credentials to gain access to the White House and surrounding grounds.
Bailey reportedly fell ill ahead of the September 26 meeting in the White House Rose Garden to announce that President Donald Trump had nominated Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court, which was viewed as a super-spreader event at which a Number of staff and aides were infected with coronavirus. According to Bloomberg, Bailey, whose age was not available, has been hospitalized since September, but the White House has not released a statement on his condition.
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Trump tested positive for the disease last week and says he wants to make the drug that "cured" him free for those who need it. The drug Regeneron has no regulatory approval, but the company that makes it claims to have filed emergency clearance from the Food and Drug Administration.
On Wednesday, Trump addressed the nation in front of the Oval Office at the White House. He says that after spending a few days at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, he felt "good" and "immediately felt good" after taking Regeneron.
Read more: Trump Says Coronavirus Contagion Was A "Blessing From God"
Regarding others who are sick, Trump claims he is working to get them the medication, claiming there are "hundreds of thousands of doses almost ready". As for a vaccine, there are a lot of companies working on it, like Johnson and Johnson. He adds that we will have a vaccine "very, very soon".
At the time of going to press, the coronavirus has claimed the lives of over 212,000 people in the United States alone.
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