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Trump's condition was much worse from COVID-19, report says

Donald J. Trump
Posted at 3:46 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 17:49:10-05

WASHINGTON — A new report says former President Donald Trump's condition during his battle with COVID-19 was far worse than the public was told, with officials concerned he would need to be placed on a ventilator.

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The New York Times reports Trump had "extremely depressed blood oxygen levels at one point and a lung problem associated with pneumonia caused by the coronavirus."

The report adds that Trump's oxygen level had dipped into the 80s.

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According to people cited in the report, before he was flown to Walter Reed National Military Center in October, Trump was in such poor shape, officials thought a ventilator would be necessary.

While in the hospital, Trump received an experimental drug treatment by Regeneron that he claimed help him be discharged just three days after being admitted.