Biden Has Tested Positive For COVID-19

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

The White House reported today that President Biden has tested positive for COVID-19. He is reportedly experiencing “very mild symptoms.”

Biden was not airlifted to Walter Reed Hospital as Donald Trump was upon his COVID-19 diagnosis.

From the Washington Post:

Biden, who at 79 is in a relatively high-risk group, experienced a runny nose, fatigue and a dry cough beginning Wednesday evening, according to White House physician Kevin O’Connor. Biden immediately canceled a planned trip to Pennsylvania on Thursday and will isolate at the White House until he tests negative.

Biden “will continue to carry out all of his duties fully during that time,” said White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre, adding that the president has begun taking Paxlovid, an antiviral therapy that has proven effective in mitigating coronavirus symptoms.

O’Connor said in a letter disclosing the test result that he expects Biden to respond “favorably” to Paxlovid “as most maximally protected patients do.” Biden is fully vaccinated for coronavirus and has received two booster shots.