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President’s blood oxygen levels dropped twice in recent days, doctors say

On Oct. 3, Navy Cmdr. Sean Conley said President Trump was not given supplemental oxygen to treat his coronavirus diagnosis. The next day, he backtracked. (Video: The Washington Post)
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President Trump’s condition has “improved,” according to White House physician Sean Conley, but the president experienced significant oxygen drops on Friday and Saturday and was given dexamethasone — a steroid that is typically reserved only for severely ill coronavirus patients.

Trump’s doctors said he has had no fever since Friday morning, however, and could be discharged as early as Monday. Conley declined to answer questions about the president’s lungs, including whether there is scarring or whether Trump has pneumonia.

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