President Biden tested negative for COVID: NPR

President Joe Biden points to reporters as he leaves Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on July 20 as he walks to the Oval Office.

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President Joe Biden points to reporters as he leaves Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on July 20 as he walks to the Oval Office.

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President Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Saturday, according to a letter from White House physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor, but they were isolated until he tested negative for a second time. Will be isolated

“The President is feeling great,” O’Connor wrote. Biden has been testing daily for the first time test positive For the virus on July 21. The White House said he experienced only mild symptoms, including fatigue, runny nose and cough.

Biden, who has been fully vaccinated and scaled twice, was prescribed the antiviral therapy Paxlovid, a standard course of treatment for people who are considered to be at high risk of adverse effects of COVID including more than 50.

The White House said his symptoms had “nearly resolved” after four days of treatment.

After testing negative for COVID on July 27, the president briefly left isolation last week. He re-entered after separation test positive again On July 30, what O’Connor described as a “rebound” case.

Paxlovid maker Pfizer and the Food and Drug Administration have both acknowledged reports of a rebound of COVID cases linked to the drug, but research into the extent and severity of the problem is ongoing.

The president has continued to work through his illness, which has included some public, distant appearances and virtual events at the White House.

Monday Night, Biden gave a speech Declaring from the Blue Room balcony that the United States had killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. He also commented on the economy on Friday, citing a strong July jobs report as the White House recently pushed back fears of a recession due to negative economic growth.

Biden’s agenda has moved forward in Congress while in isolation. Senate Democrats ready to pass A long-sought bill to address climate change and the cost of prescription drugs, The president also plans to hold an event to sign the bipartisan bills next week To promote semiconductor manufacturing and extend health care support to Giants came in contact with toxic burn pits,

If he is able to end their separation, Biden plans to travel to Kentucky on Monday with First Lady Jill Biden. catastrophic flood damage,

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