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We reveal where Trump is getting his “medical” advice”
In an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, United States President Donald Trump said,
“A lot of people will have this, and it’s very mild. “They will get better very rapidly. They don’t even see a doctor. They don’t even call a doctor.”
Trump added: “So, if we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work—some of them go to work, but they get better.”
Trump’s comments to Hannity directly conflicted with the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which advises that people who are “mildly ill” with Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, “should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas.”
Confronted with this seeming inconsistency between his statements and the CDC’s, Trump angrily lashed out in a tweet.
“I NEVER said people that are feeling sick should go to work.”
The CDC is the leading national public health institute of the United States. It is a United States federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services. In other words, it is part of the Executive Branch of the U.S. government under the direct supervision of, you guessed it, Donald Trump.
Speaking at a town hall sponsored by Fox News on Thursday night, Trump again sought to calm nerves, saying the economy remained strong and that he liked that people “may travel more domestically due to restrictions.”
His comment on the good travel news, was described by White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham as the “President’s ‘Silver Lining’ moment.”
Grisham even pointed to a recently released CDC map to emphasize the safety in traveling to domestic destinations.
Although in a rare moment of candor, Grisham did go on to say, “Unless that travel is to Seattle, Los Angeles or New York, or…well you get my drift.”
Trump concluded his Fox town hall comments with this presidential assurance, based on no apparent evidence, “It’s all going to work out. Everybody has to be calm”
In what experts are calling perhaps the “understatement of the century,” J. Stephen Morrison, director of the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank, said there was a “certain level of inconsistency” in Mr. Trump’s remarks.
So, what is the basis for Trump’s remarks; who is he turning to for his medical advice?
Wait. Wait. Here it comes. The man who declared that Trump was the “healthiest person in history ever to run for president;” the man who advised Trump that the coronavirus would end in April when the weather warms; the man described as “America’s Greatest Doctor” by The Onion, Trump’s personal physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein.
But you already knew that.
What you didn’t know, and what Around the Block can reveal exclusively, is that Dr. Bornstein is about to release his latest book, Medical Maladies That Just Work Out.
Among the medical conditions Dr. Bornstein writes about are kidney stones, gall bladder, strep throat, appendicitis, arthritis, toe fungus the “heartbreak of psoriasis” and many, many more.
Medical Maladies That Just Work Out will be available on Tuesday, March 10 on Amazon in hardcover, softcover and Kindle editions. It will be listed in Amazon’s Book and Kindle departments under the category, “Medical Quackery.”