The White House medical team isn’t giving straight answers on President Trump’s health

The White House physician, surrounded by a group of other doctors, emerged just before noon on Saturday from Walter Reed medical center to give a sunny update on President Donald Trump’s condition after his positive Covid-19 diagnosis.



a group of people posing for the camera: White House physician Navy Cmdr. Dr. Sean Conley giving an update to the press about President Donald Trump's health as he is being treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for Covid-19 on October 3, 2020.


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White House physician Navy Cmdr. Dr. Sean Conley giving an update to the press about President Donald Trump’s health as he is being treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for Covid-19 on October 3, 2020.

“This morning the President is doing very well,” said Navy Cmdr. Dr. Sean Conley, adding: “The President is fever-free for over 24 hours.”

Roughly half an hour after that rosy assessment, came this from a “source familiar with the President’s health” speaking to the print and TV pool reporters, “The President’s vitals over the last 24 hours were very concerning and the next 48 hours will be critical in terms of his care. We are still not on a clear path to a full recovery.”

Uh, what? It’s not hard to reconcile what Conley said about Trump’s current condition with what the “source familiar with the President’s health” said mere minutes later. It’s impossible to reconcile the two statements.

And the net result is that the public has no real idea what condition Trump is actually in. Does he have a very mild case of the virus as spokespeople and allies — and Conley — have suggested since we learned he was positive for coronavirus early Friday morning? And that he was taken to the hospital out of an abundance of caution? Or are there real concerns that Trump’s condition is far more serious, as the use of an experimental Regeneron polyclonal antibody cocktail — not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration — and the eerie background quote suggest?

There’s simply no way of knowing, which is the problem. The President of the United States is the single most powerful person in the country — and one of the most powerful in the world. The specifics of his current health matter for a number of reasons, but chief among them is — if he is indeed sicker than Conley is letting on — maintaining the continuity of government.

Contributing to the uncertainty is the fact that Trump has long obfuscated when it comes to his medical health prior to coming into the White House in 2017. In fact, we know less about his health than we do any modern president.

Consider this: Trump released zero medical records when he ran for president in 2016. What he did release was a letter from Dr. Harold Bornstein, his longtime personal physician, that asserted simply: “If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency. His physical strength and stamina are extraordinary.”

Which, of course, is crazy. Bornstein had never examined any past president. So his ability to claim that Trump would be the “healthiest individual” ever to be president is roughly equivalent to my ability

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Decor duo answers the times with a store dedicated to the ‘peculiar’

There’s English designer Matthew Hilton, who despite being globally renowned after 30 years in the trade, retains his HQ in an old workshop in South London. And rising British star Lucy Kurrein, who handcrafts her own prototypes in her studio in a creative enclave past the East End. (She works with independent manufacturer Molinari to produce pieces such as the sculptural leather Otto sofa and armchair, based on the shape of a baseball mitt.)

Paris-based Belgian designer Eric de Dormael handcrafts his brass wire lighting first as pieces of jewellery, tiny enough to fit in the palm of his hand. Once satisfied, he works with French manufacturer DCW éditions to scale them up to room size.

A porcelain ‘Luna’ suspension lamp by Ann Demeulemeester for Serax; painting by Louise Olsen. Prue Ruscoe

The latest addition to the Spence & Lyda stable is Belgian designer Ann Demeulemeester. One of the fashion world’s famous “Antwerp Six”, fresh out of the Academy of Fine Art, Demeulemeester – along with fellow graduates including Dries Van Noten and Walter Van Beirendonck – rented a van to take their first collections to show in London, in 1986. She stepped away from her cult fashion brand in 2014, ostensibly retiring to tend her rose garden in the grounds of a Palladian-style chateau in the Belgian countryside.

I loved to always put new plates on the table saying, look what I made!

Ann Demeulmeester

Restless, she began experimenting with clay and then porcelain, installing a kiln in the basement of the mid-19th century property to create tableware for herself, photographer husband Patrick Robyn and those lucky enough to be invited over.

“I loved to always put new plates on the table saying, look what I made, but I never created any of them with the view to making them available commercially,” she told me a year ago, just as local brand Serax was about to launch an extensive collection of her work – crockery, but also fine glassware and robust steel cutlery – to critical acclaim.

Demeulemeester also designed lighting, initially at the behest of Robyn, she explained recently by phone.

“While I was working on the crockery Patrick asked, ‘Could you make me a large disc in porcelain, very sharp because I want to illuminate this or that part of the house?’ I said, ‘OK, I can try.’ But then, he wanted it in bone china, it had to be really thin, to be translucent. So I began experimenting and finally came up with the disc.

“Then Patrick suggested the base of the bulb should be black whereas most commercial bulbs of this sort have silver bases. So he painted one black, and we took that to Serax, which had it made. We worked with a local smithy to make the fixture which pivots by a single screw. It is very simple, but I think very beautiful.”

She has several versions of the fitting (appropriately called “Eclipse”) as wall sconces throughout the house. In fact, the

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Bible Trivia for Kids: Questions and Answers About the Garden of Eden

Have you ever taken the time to imagine how incredibly beautiful the Garden of Eden must have been? I have seen amazing artwork that takes a stab at picturing this awe-inspiring place, but I have a feeling that no one has any idea of ​​how magnificent it truly was. The beauty alone must have been been breathtaking, but the fact that Adam and Eve had unhindered and intimate communication with their Father must have been the greatest part of that one-time garden. The Garden of Eden can be a place that many children will enjoy imagining, but it is also important to point out the tragic history of mankind's beginnings. I believe it is crucial that our children have a handle on the basics of the topic of the Garden of Eden and here are 11 Bible trivia questions that you can easily integrate into any lesson on Adam and Eve's first home.

Bible Questions and Answers About the Garden of Eden:

1. Question: Who was the first man's name?

Answer: The name of the first man was Adam.

2. Who was the first woman's name?

The name of the first woman was Eve.

3. Where did Adam and Eve live?

Adam and Eve lived in a beautiful garden, which God planted for them.

4. What was the garden's name?

The garden's name was Eden.

5. What was in the Garden of Eden?

In the Garden of Eden there were beautiful flowers, and fruits that were good to eat, and beautiful birds.

6. Did Adam and Eve always live in Eden?

No; Adam and Eve were forced to leave Eden.

7. Why did God force Adam and Eve to leave the Garden of Eden?

Adam and Eve disobeyed God and ate the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.

8. What did God put in front of the Garden of Eden to stop Adam and Eve entering there again?

He placed an angel and a flaming sword in front of the garden.

9. Were Adam and Eve happy outside of the garden?

They were unhappy because they sinned against God and He punished them.

10. Does God always punish sin?

Yes, God always punishes sin.

11. How should we behave then if God punishes sin?

We need to obey God in all that He asks of us and love Him because He is so good.

These questions are based upon the text entitled Primary Bible Questions for Young Children by S. Root, published in 1864 (in public domain).

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