Donald Trump offers update on his Covid situation from the White House
He also offered hope that there may be a vaccine available this year.
Donald Trump has offered an update on his Covid-19 situation from the White House, claiming he is feeling much better.
In a video he posted on his Twitter account, Trump said that him getting the virus was "a blessing from God".
He heavily praised the drug Regeneron, which he said made him feel better immediately, and which he also described as a "cure" for Covid-19.
"This was a blessing in disguise - I caught it, I heard about this drug, I said let me take it and it was incredible. It was, like, unbelievable. I felt good immediately.
"If you're in the hospital and you're feeling really bad, I think we're gonna work it so that you get it, and you get it free," Trump said of Regeneron.
He said that thousands of doses of the drug are ready to go, but that Regeneron's drugs have not been approved by federal regulators.
He also maintained that Americans would not have to pay for any Covid drug, and that it would be China that have to pay the "big price".
"You're not going to pay for it. It wasn't your fault that this happened. It was China's fault. And China is going to pay a big price. This was China's fault."
He also said that there is a chance a vaccine is available this year, even going as far as saying that it could be available in November, but that "politics" may get in the way.
The US election is due to take place on 3 November, 2020.
You can see the video in full here:
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT! pic.twitter.com/uhLIcknAjT
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2020