Regeneron confirms it has also applied for emergency authorization and said Wednesday it has enough doses for approximately 50,000 patients and expects 300,000 available within the next few months.
Regeneron said this advance production would allow the treatment to be distributed “immediately” if it were authorized by the FDA.
In the video, Trump continued to play down the threat of the deadly virus, promising those who are ill that they’re going to “get better fast, just like I did”.
More than 200,000 people in the US and more than a million worldwide have died from the disease.
Trump posted the video on Twitter not long after aides said he had spent time in the Oval Office for briefings on Hurricane Delta, which is bearing down on the US Gulf Coast, and on economic stimulus prospects — despite still being contagious two days after he was discharged from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
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Aides insisted that only limited staff were around him and that he entered the office from the outside to limit exposure.
With national and battleground public opinion polls showing he faces an uphill fight to winning a second term, Trump spent much of his day on Twitter, throwing broadsides against Democrats and pushing lawmakers to take up piecemeal economic aid proposals after nixing negotiations on a broader assistance package.
Trump's doctor reported that the president continued to make progress in his recovery.
Dr. Sean Conley, the White House physician, said Trump had begun the day by declaring, “I feel great!”