President Joe Biden, who tested positive today for Covid-19 this morning, posts on Twitter “Friends, I am very well. Thank you for your concern. I just called Senator Casey, Congressman Cartwright, and Mayor Cognetti (and my cousins in Scranton!) to send my apologies for missing our event today.”
Courtesy: White House
President Joe Biden he likely has the BA.5 Covid-19 variant but his symptoms “continue to improve,” according to the White House.
“His main symptoms, although less bothersome, now include sore throat, runny nose, loose cough and body aches,” said White House physician Kevin O’Connor. said in a memo on Saturday.
The president on Friday completed his second full day of pfizer Paxlovid, an antiviral pill that can reduce the risk of hospitalization for Covid-19 patients, O’Connor said.
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While the president is responding to therapy “as expected,” it is likely that he has contracted the BA.5 variant of Covid-19, which is currently responsible for 70% to 85% of infections in the US.
Biden, who is fully vaccinated and received two booster shots, tested positive for covid-19 on Thursday and has reported “very mild symptoms.”