Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson and his wife Candy are thanking everyone for their “support and prayers” after dealing with COVID-19.
In a Facebook post on Friday, Carson explained that he experienced “dramatic improvement” after taking the initial treatment, Oleander 4X. But his symptoms would later accelerate as he became “desperately ill” due to several co-morbidities.
Carson noted that President Trump had been following his condition and cleared him for the monoclonal antibody therapy that Trump took during his bout with the infectious disease last month. After taking the treatment himself, Carson believes that it ultimately saved his life.
“President Trump, the fabulous White House medical team, and the phenomenal doctors at Walter Reed have been paying very close attention to my health and I do believe I am out of the woods at this point,” Carson wrote.
He hopes that “that we can stop playing politics with medicine and instead combine our efforts and goodwill for the good of all people. While I am blessed to have the best medical care in the world (and I am convinced it saved my life), we must prioritize getting comparable treatments and care to everyone as soon as possible.”
Carson noted that there are a number of “promising treatments” that still are in need of testing and approval before it can be distributed. He also spoke of a legal process that must take place before the vaccines can officially be released to the public.
“There are a number of promising treatments that need to be tested, approved, and distributed (sooner rather than later) so that the economy can be re-opened and we can all return to a semblance of normalcy,” he explained. “Also, people should recognize that there are a number of defined steps that legally have to be taken before vaccines are released to the public and trying to cause alarm by saying dangerous shortcuts were taken only serves to stoke fear.”
“Together we will be victorious. God is still in charge,” he concluded.