HUD Secretary Ben Carson opened up about his experience with COVID-19.
On Friday Carson took to social media to give an update on his condition. Carson said that he was “desperately ill” during his recent bout with the coronavirus.He also said that he took an experimental treatment like the one given to President Donald Trump last month. Carson said he was cleared to take the treatment by Trump, which Carson said “saved his life.”
There are several monoclonal antibody treatments that are in the experimental phase of testing and have not been given an emergency use authorization by the FDA. It’s unclear which exact drug Carson was given.
Carson was among a large number of White House staffers and contacts of Trump who have become ill with the coronavirus in the last seven weeks. In addition to Carson and Trump, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was among those in contact with Trump to be hospitalized with the coronavirus.