President Donald Trump contracted COVID-19 back in October of 2020 and apparently was much sicker than he acknowledged at the time. He had extremely depressed blood oxygen levels at a certain point, and also had a lung issue related to pneumonia that was caused by the virus.

Trump became so sick that he was actually taken to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in case he needed to be put on a ventilator. Furthermore, it was found that Trump had lung infiltrates, which happens when the lungs are extremely inflamed and manifest bacteria and other fluids. These signs can be easily spotted on an X-ray or scan when a white color shows over the lungs.

It was reported that Trump had a fever as well as trouble breathing on October 2, the same day that he was escorted to the Walter Reed Medical Center. The types of treatments that he received show significant signs that his case was in fact a lot worse than expected. Even special access to an unapproved drug was mentioned in Trump’s medical visit, which could have been what saved him from the virus altogether. 

The former President resisted first attempts to bring him into the Walter Reed Medical Center, and apparently downplayed the virus and the potential danger that he brought upon others while carrying it. With many still unanswered questions about where Trump was and who he was in contact with while he had the virus, it is safe to say that he was negligent in informing those around him how serious his condition actually was.