Biden Tests Negative For COVID-19 After Five Day Isolation

President Joe Biden has tested negative for COVID-19
President Joe Biden has tested negative for COVID-19 (screen capture)

President Biden has tested negative for the coronavirus and will end his five-day isolation, his physician said in a letter released Wednesday morning.

From the New York Times:

Dr. Kevin C. O’Connor said that the president’s symptoms from Covid-19 were “almost completely resolved” but that Mr. Biden would continue to wear a tightfitting mask for the next 10 days when he is around other people.

“He remains fever-free and he discontinued use of any acetaminophen (Tylenol) for the past 36 hours,” Dr. O’Connor said.

Aides to Mr. Biden had expected that he would get infected eventually. When he did last week, officials used his mild symptoms as an example of how effective the vaccines are against serious illness and to make the case that more Americans should get initial shots and boosters.

Mr. Biden is double-vaccinated and double-boosted, officials said.

Biden tested positive last Thursday. Perhaps it’s the vaccines, perhaps it’s his better health, but he didn’t need to be airlifted to a hospital like TFG did.

In his remarks, Biden made a point to say he continued to work throughout his five-day isolation and carried out his duties.

Read the full report here.