Donald Trump has claimed his treatment with an experimental drug cocktail last week was a “cure” – rather than just a therapeutic. In video posted on Twitter, the US president said his infection “was a blessing from God” in disguise.
Trump, who spent three days in hospital with Covid-19, said he was feeling great, and wanted all Americans to have free access to the treatments he was given, a combination of antibodies still undergoing clinical trials.
He added that hundreds of thousands of doses were nearly ready. The president has been widely criticised for his handling of the pandemic, and critics say he has repeatedly downplayed the threat posed by the virus.