WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden has examined damaging for COVID-19 after testing optimistic with a breakthrough case for days, the White Home doctor mentioned on Saturday.
The Democratic president, “in an abundance of warning,” will stay in isolation till he assessments damaging on a second check, Dr. Kevin O’Connor mentioned in a memo launched by the White Home.
Biden, 79, emerged from isolation on the White Home on July 27 after testing optimistic for COVID-19 for the primary time on July 21. He examined optimistic once more on July 30 in what O’Connor described as a “rebound” case seen in a small proportion of people that take the antiviral drug Paxlovid.
The sickness has saved Biden from touring and doing public occasions, although he has appeared at conferences nearly. He held two units of remarks open air this week, on Monday to mark the loss of life of al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri and on Friday to debate U.S. jobs figures.
Being damaging once more would permit Biden to go forward with a deliberate journey to Kentucky on Monday and take part in invoice signings on the White Home subsequent week to have fun a slew of latest legislative victories on semiconductor manufacturing and veterans’ well being.
White Home press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre informed a gathering of journalists in Las Vegas that the White Home was desperate to get Biden again touring and talking to folks. “He’s doing nice. He truly examined damaging this morning, so yay,” she mentioned. “He’s been doing very, very properly.”
Biden suffered delicate signs, together with physique aches and cough, throughout his preliminary bout with COVID-19. The president is vaccinated and boosted towards the illness.
The White Home was desperate to exhibit that he was working by means of his sickness, and the president made some extent of contrasting his situation with that of his predecessor, former President Donald Trump, whose COVID-19 prognosis in 2020, earlier than vaccines had been obtainable, landed him in a navy hospital.
(Reporting by Jeff Mason; extra reporting by Valerie Volcovici and Trevor Hunnicutt; Enhancing by Daniel Wallis, Will Dunham and David Gregorio)
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