Ben Carson says he’s ‘out of the woods’ after battling COVID-19 – Thebritishjournal

Ben Carson says he’s ‘out of the woods’ after battling COVID-19

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson revealed that he has been “desperately ill” with COVID-19 — and thanked President Trump for authorizing a treatment that, Carson said, “saved my life.”

Carson, 69, tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 9 and was initially said to be “in good spirits.”

However, the former neurosurgeon wrote on Facebook Friday, “after a brief period when I only experienced minor discomfort, the symptoms accelerated and I became desperately ill.

“President Trump was following my condition and cleared me for the monoclonal antibody therapy that he had previously received, which I am convinced saved my life,” Carson said.

Both Carson and his wife Candy have been undergoing treatment, he wrote.

“I do believe I am out of the woods at this point,” Carson said, thanking “the fabulous White House medical team and the phenomenal doctors at Walter Reed” for his care.

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Carson is one of dozens in Trump’s inner circle — including wife Melania Trump, sons Barron and Don Jr., chief of staff Mark Meadows and press secretary Kayleigh McEnany — to test positive for COVID-19 in recent weeks.

Ben Carson says he’s ‘out of the woods’ after battling COVID-19 The British Journal Editors and Wire Services/ New York Post.

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