Trump hospitalized while walking avoids damaging images, official tells NYT

A masked President Donald Trump walked across the White House lawn, gave a thumbs up to onlookers, and boarded a helicopter for Walter Reed Medical Center on Friday evening.

Earlier that day, Trump and First Lady Melania Trump had announced they tested positive for the coronavirus.

The president had also developed a fever, cough, congestion, and fatigue by the time he was admitted to the hospital, aides told The New York Times.

Trump will be staying at Walter Reed for “the next few days,” the White House said in a statement, adding that the decision came “out of an abundance of caution.”

But one unnamed administration official told the Times that it was better for Trump to leave while he could still walk to avoid the president being publicly assisted out of the White House if his condition turns severe.

If Trump gets better, the hospital stay will have ultimately been “inconsequential politically,” the Times’ Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman wrote.

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President Donald Trump disembarks from the Marine One helicopter as he arrives at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Friday, October 2, 2020.

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“I think I’m doing very well, but we’re going to make sure that things work out,” Trump said in a brief video message shared Friday before he was hospitalized.

Hospitalization could point to worsening symptoms

Trump is a 74-yeas-old obese male — all factors that substantially increase his likelihood of severe illness and death from the coronavirus. The early hospitalization could be a sign that his condition has already begun to deteriorate, experts said.

“It might mean he’s now sleepy or confused… or, more likely, short of breath, cough and/or low oxygen level, indicating lung involvement,” Bob Watcher, Chair of the Department of Medicine at University of California San Francisco, tweeted on Friday. “Yes, the threshold to hospitalize the president is probably lower than for average person, but still – it’s not good.”

At this point, Watcher estimated the president’s risk of death to be greater than 10%.

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White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, left, and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci, both wearing face masks listen as President Donald J. Trump participates in a vaccine development event in the Rose Garden at the White House on Friday, May 15, 2020 in Washington, DC.

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At Walter Reed, Trump has received his first dose of the anti-viral drug remdesivir, White House physician Sean Conley said in a memo Friday night.

Remdesivir, developed by biotechnology giant Gilead Sciences, is given as a five-day or 10-day infusion. Studies have shown that it can help hospitalized patients with COVID-19 recover faster than they do with a placebo.

Before leaving for the hospital, Trump also received an injection of Regeneron’s experimental antibody drug, according to Conley.

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2021 Mercedes-Benz EQS: images give first look at interior

Mercedes-Benz is preparing to take on the Tesla Model S, Porsche Taycan and next-generation Jaguar XJ with its plush new EQS electric saloon, and fresh spy shots of a less-disguised prototype have emerged. 

Test cars have recently ditched the bulky body cladding and fake lights of previous testing mules, giving a glimpse of the headlight and tail-light designs and the overall body proportions. We’ve now had our first glimpse inside, too, and it looks like the EQS will have the same 11.9in central touchscreen and 12.3in digital display as the recently revealed 2021 S-Class, doing away largely with physical controls.

Mercedes previously confirmed a range of more than 700km (435 miles) for the EQS. Daimler boss Ola Källenius said the new model would also “set the benchmark” in terms of luxury, comfort and safety. 

The EQS will compete with the Taycan and its upcoming Audi E-Tron GT sibling in the flourishing electric premium saloon segment. Test mules feature a low, swooping roofline, with a slim headlight design among the more obvious visible features. 

The EQS is described as being roughly the size of the current CLS. Mercedes previously hinted at the styling of its first electric saloon with the EQS Vision concept at last year’s Frankfurt motor show. 

The latest addition to Mercedes’ EQ electric vehicle line-up will join the EQC mid-sized SUV and EQA compact SUV in showrooms in 2021. According to officials, the EQS name implies a level of luxury, comfort and features consummate to the company’s traditional S-Class.

It will head what the engineering boss of the EQ sub-brand, Michael Kelz, suggests will be a 10-strong electric model range by the middle of the 2020s.

Whereas the EQC is based on existing underpinnings from the GLC, the range-topping EQS will be the first EQ model to benefit from Mercedes’ dedicated Modular Electric Architecture (MEA).

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Exclusive! MG Gloster SUV interior, cabin images out: High-end premium features at an unbelievable price

MG Gloster will get an interesting set of features, some of which you can find only in some high-end luxury cars. Express Drives has managed to get some interior shots of the upcoming SUV and here is what all it will pack in!

MG Gloster interior, cabin images (Picture credits – Pradeep Shah)

MG Gloster SUV is set to be launched in India in the coming weeks and will arrive as the carmaker’s fourth offering for the Indian market. The exterior of the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour rival is no more a mystery as it has been revealed in the company’s latest teaser videos. That said, the Gloster will in reality be positioned at a premium over the mentioned rivals. Moreover, the company confirmed in its latest teaser that the SUV will come with some interesting high-end premium car-like features like auto park assist. Now, Express Drives has managed to get a set of interior images of the MG Gloster SUV apart from the list of its key features.

MG Gloster panoramic sunroof (PIcture credits – Pradeep Shah)
MG Gloster climate control (Picture credits – Pradeep Shah)

Digging into the details in terms of what all the MG Gloster will have on offer, the SUV will come with a three-zone climate control system. Moreover, the vehicle will get 64-colour ambient lighting and hence, will be the first vehicle in its segment to offer this feature. That’s more than one colour for every mood (even for the super moody), isn’t it? Moreover, a panoramic sunroof will also be on offer with an anti-pinch mechanism for safety.

MG Gloster instrument cluster showing fuel range (Picture credits – Pradeep Shah)
MG Gloster instrument cluster showing battery voltage (PIcture credits – Pradeep Shah)

The driver can access a lot of information through an 8-inch coloured instrument cluster that also shows battery charge & fuel range indicator and you can see the layout of the same along with the dashboard in the image above. It seems like MG Motor India is aiming to offer the best creature comforts for the MG Gloster buyers as the vehicle will also come with ventilated front seats, however, these get a heating functionality only. A boon during chilly winter nights!

MG Gloster middle row captain seats (Picture credits – Pradeep Shah)

Talking of the seating layout, the seven-seater SUV will get captain seats in the middle row and the seats will come with diamond-style stitching for a premium and better feel. Now, in terms of safety, the MG Gloster will get some features that you will find only in some high-end cars like Volvos and the BMWs. In order to be precise, the Gloster will come with lane departure and front collision warning along with autonomous emergency braking and also, an adaptive cruise control.

MG Gloster gear shifter (Picture credits – Pradeep Shah)
MG Gloster dashboard layout (Picture credits – Pradeep Shah)

Based on the Maxus D90 sold in China, the MG Gloster is on sale abroad with a

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