President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and is encountering “exceptionally mild signs” the White House said, as new variations of the profoundly infectious infection are moving the country’s endeavors to continue business as usual following over two years of pandemic disturbances.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Biden has started taking Paxlovid, an antiviral medication intended to lessen the seriousness of the infection.
She said Biden has “exceptionally gentle side effects” and “will confine at the White House while proceeding to complete every one of his obligations completely.” She said Biden has been in touch with individuals from the White House staff by telephone and will take part in his arranged gatherings at the White House “through telephone and Zoom from the home.”
The White House let a letter out of Biden’s doctor, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, that said the president has a runny nose and “weakness, with a periodic dry hack, what began the previous night.”
Biden, 79, is completely immunized, in the wake of getting two portions of the Pfizer Covid immunization not long from now prior to getting to work, a first supporter shot in September and an extra portion March 30.
O’Connor wrote in his letter about the president’s treatment plan: “I guess that he will answer well” to Paxlovid “as most maximally safeguarded patients do.”
Jean-Pierre said Biden had keep going tried negative on Tuesday, and he will remain segregated until he tests negative in the future. Biden had wanted to visit Pennsylvania on Thursday to discuss his wrongdoing counteraction designs and go to a Democratic pledge drive, and afterward spend a long end of the week in Delaware. His appearances and travel are dropped.