President Trump, Walter Reed Medical Center, White House discussed on The Afternoon News with Kitty O'Neal
One at news 93.1 KFBK. So our top story this afternoon President Trump has been flown to the Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Less than 24 hours after testing positive for the Corona virus in a short video the president made before leaving the White House. He wanted to assure the American people that he's in good spirits. Thank everybody for the tremendous support. I'm going to Walter Reed Hospital. I think I'm doing very well. But we're going to make sure that things work out. The first lady is doing very well. So thank you very much. I appreciate it. I will never forget it. Thank you. White House officials expect him to be there for a few days at 74 years old, he said, to have mild symptoms such as a cough and headache. The White House doctor says Trump was treated with an experimental corona virus, antibody cocktail and remains fatigue to the first lady and Trump's aides also sick. Just moments ago former President Barack Obama during a virtual fundraising event for VP nominee Kamala Harris, providing some well wishes for President Trump saying Now is not the time to bicker over politics. We also want of extend our Best wishes to the president. United States. The first lady Michelle and I are hopeful that they and others who have been affected by covert 19 around the country are getting the care that they need. That they are going to be on the path to a speedy recovery on and it's important, I think for all of us to remember that even when we were in the midst of big political battles with issues that I have a lot of steak that we're all Americans on Dwyer, all human beings and that we have We want to make sure that everybody is health. That former President Barack Obama also Rachel Maddow and MSNBC host Tweeted in part God bless the president and the first lady. If you pray, please pray for their speedy and complete recovery and for everyone infected everywhere. 603. Now let's get more news with Joe Michael's Kitty. Local medical experts are expressing their concern about the president's diagnosis. Dr. Nick Kenyon is chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine at UC Davis. He says the president's age and weight put him at a disadvantage when it comes to fighting the virus. You know, in the intensive care unit, we certainly have seen poor outcomes with the elderly and patients who have Obesity and they have some other organ injuries, say chronic heart disease or chronic lung disease or kidney disease. They're all an increased risk of bad outcomes with with Koven, Kenyan says Everyone is at risk for covert 19 and the best advice for defending against it includes washing your hands, social distancing and wearing a mask when appropriate. Congressional representative Jackie Spear, says President Trump in the first lady's positive covert results are a wake up call for the nation. We've been living with this virus now for eight months, and I think for those that haven't been infected. Yet. There's a cavalier nous that can creep in and a sense that somehow you're immune. Nobody is immune to the California Democrats, stressing that seven million people have been infected and the long term effects are not yet known. Speer says it's important to wear a mask, which could save more than 100,000 American lives. Jackie Speier represents District 14, which includes San Francisco and the peninsula. University of Notre Dame president The Reverend John Jenkins, who attended the Supreme Court nomination ceremony at the White House has also tested positive for covert 19 kfbk is Tom Roberts has more Jenkins was present at Amy Cockney Barrett ceremony because she attended Notre Dame law school and was a lot professor there. Barrett has tested negative for the virus, but the Washington Post reports she recovered from the virus. Earlier this summer. Jenkins apologized the Notre Dame community after complaints were raised that he attended the White House event without wearing a mask. Tom Roberts News 93.1 KFBK New York State officials are questioning the Koven 19 safety protocols Saturday night Live plans to follow this weekend. We get the details from Lisa G. The show is planning to go live Saturday night, complete with a live audience inside their studio at Rockefeller Center. However, state rules prohibit a TV show from having a live audience. Unless it's made up of staff and crew tickets to SNL were being offered to the general public by a third party's website. That company's website said anyone attending would have to undergo a variety of covert precautions. Meantime, a representative from SNL said the show is working with the New York State Health Department and following all guidelines. Lisa G. NBC NEWS RADIO New YORK Governor Gavin Newsom's administration is facing increasing pressure to provide guidelines for reopening theme parks. And he's getting it from both lawmakers and the Walt Disney Company. KFBK political analyst Gary Dietrich says communication has been inconsistent from Newsome's team, saying they're asking and they're not getting any response, which days after Disney announced it's laying off 28,000 people CEO Bob Iger resigned from Newsome's covert 19 economic task force. Newsome's advisers say new public health guidelines for theme park openings will come soon. They've been promised for weeks. It's 606 on the KFBK Afternoon news with Kitty O'Neil. Alright, Thank.