Joe Biden All right.” US President Joe Biden posted the news on Twitter Thursday after he tested positive for Covid-19 at the age of 79. “Je suis doublement vacciné, avec deux doses de rappel, les symptômes sont légers”, a dit le démocrate dans une vidéo d’une vingtaine de secondes, le montrant sur le balcon de la Maison Blanche en costume sombre, chemise bleu ciel et sans tie.
The Democrat, whose test results have not yet been positive, “began taking baxlovid,” pfizer antiviral pills, The White House spokeswoman said he will be self-isolating in the White House until a negative result appears again.
Joe Biden’s last negative test dates back to Tuesday. Cases of contact with him will be prevented, and they may be numerous: The US president was traveling to Massachusetts on Wednesday to present a series of climate ordinances. Kamala Harris, who tested negative, has not been in contact with Joe Biden since Tuesday.
According to the press release, the president, who is fully vaccinated and who has received two doses of vaccines, will “continue to carry out his full duties” during this period. “He has been in contact with members of the White House team by phone this morning and will be participating in meetings scheduled for this morning at the White House by phone and Zoom” from his private apartment, Karen Jean-Rock said.
” strong “
“For the sake of greater transparency,” the White House promised to communicate “every day” about the health of Joe Biden, who was found by a medical examination last November to be “strong” and “fit” to perform his duties. Karen Jean-Pierre said the last negative test for the US head of state, who toured Israel and Saudi Arabia last week, dates back to Tuesday.
The president, who wants to campaign before the legislative elections in November, had initially planned a trip to Pennsylvania on Thursday and another to Florida next Monday. The United States currently records about 130,000 new cases of Covid-19 per day, a number that has also been underestimated according to experts, and the number of hospitalizations is on the rise. The highly contagious Omicron variant BA.5 predominates in the country, accounting for about 80% of cases.
Baxlovid, an antiviral treatment
Baxlovid, which Joe Biden takes, is an antiviral treatment that works by reducing the virus’s ability to multiply, thus slowing the progression of the disease. It must be taken within the first few days after symptoms appear to be effective. It is recommended in the United States for people at risk of severe disease, the category in which the US president falls due to his age.
Joe Biden’s predecessor, Republican Donald Trump, announced on October 2, 2020 on Twitter that he had tested positive for Covid-19. He was flown by helicopter from the White House to Walter Reed Military Hospital, and was treated there for three nights.
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