Ben Carson, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, speaks during the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans' annual conference at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in northwest D.C. on May 30. (Brigette White/The Washington Informer)
**FILE** Ben Carson, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (Brigette White/The Washington Informer)

Ben Carson, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, said that when he recently became desperately ill with the novel coronavirus, it was President Donald Trump’s assistance that kept him alive.

“I was extremely sick and initially took Oleander 4X with dramatic improvement,” Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, wrote in a Facebook post Friday. “However, I have several co-morbidities and 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 that while he believes he’s now “out of the woods,” he’s hopeful “that we can stop playing politics with medicine and instead combine our efforts and goodwill for the good of all people.”

Trump, who contracted the potentially deadly virus in October, received cocktails of drugs that included Remdesivir and Regeneron antibody treatments, which were administered by some of the best medical experts in the world.

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