Longtime conservative radio icon Rush Limbaugh had a positive update to give his listeners on the treatment of his stage IV lung cancer on Friday, stating that his chemotherapy program is yielding positive results.
Rush was diagnosed with cancer in January. He returned to the airwaves Friday after taking several days off to focus on his medical treatment. He recounted his experience with experimental chemo treatment, stating that he had been prescribed drugs used for a clinical trial involving patients with his rare form of lung cancer.
Limbaugh stated that four weeks of the treatment regimen are going “great,” and that the experimental chemo program “is working.”
Rush is taking a temporary break from the clinical medication regimen, describing taking steroids to recover from the regimen’s side effects.
“I guess it got bad enough last Monday or whatever that we had to pull the treatment. We had to pull the treatment, and it was going to be just temporary for a week or two to see what would happen. I’m now taking drugs, steroids, to reverse the effects of the chemo drug.”
By no means do Rush’s comments infer that he will have an easy path to recovery, but certainly even the most measured of good news will come as a relief to the radio icon’s listeners. Rush was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the most recent State of the Union address, shortly after he announced the news of his cancer diagnosis.
Millions of the radio icon’s longtime listeners will continue to pray and hope fervently for his full recovery.
President Trump, First Lady Melania Received COVID Vaccine at White House in January
President Trump oversaw the production of the vaccine.
Former President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump received a coronavirus vaccine at the White House in January, according to new reporting Monday from Axios, citing an unnamed Trump advisor.
Three American coronavirus vaccines were development through public-private partnerships during Donald Trump’s presidency. President Trump urged Americans to receive the coronavirus vaccine during his CPAC speech on Sunday.
“We took care of a lot of people — including, I guess, on Dec. 21, we took care of Joe Biden, because he got his shot, he got his vaccine,” Trump said during the speech, his first extended public remarks since leaving the presidential throne. “So everybody, go get your shot.” Biden had gone on to falsely claim that President Trump hadn’t overseen the development and rollout of a vaccine, despite receiving it while his predecessor was President.
Legitimate scientific consensus indicates that the vaccine is largely safe to receive, although individuals with serious health conditions may experience side effects. President Trump and the First Lady had come down with the coronavirus in October, with the couple spending several days at Walter Reed Hospital in DC to recover.
Demographic polling indicates that white Republicans are the most skeptical population group of the coronavirus vaccine, and the Biden administration has generally declined to target outreach promoting the vaccine to the demographic. Other minority groups are more skeptical of receiving the vaccine than white liberals, and the Biden administration’s vaccine outreach has targeted the former. Polling indicates that a plurality of white Republicans don’t intend to receive the vaccine.
The Biden administration has struggled mightily to pick up President Trump’s vaccine distribution program, walking back promises to vaccine a hundred million Americans within several months shortly after entering office.
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