Coronavirus Aug 06, 2022 02:26PM ET
© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: President Joe Biden speaks earlier than signing two payments aimed toward combating fraud within the COVID-19 small enterprise reduction applications on the White Home in Washington, U.S., August 5, 2022. Evan Vucci/Pool through REUTERS/File Photograph
By Jeff Mason
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden has examined adverse for COVID-19 after testing constructive 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 checks adverse 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 constructive for COVID-19 for the primary time on July 21. He examined constructive once more on July 30 in what O’Connor described as a “rebound” case seen in a small share of people that take the antiviral drug Paxlovid.
The sickness has stored 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 demise of al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri and on Friday to debate U.S. jobs figures.
Being adverse 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 rejoice a slew of current legislative victories on semiconductor manufacturing and veterans’ well being.
White Home press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre advised a gathering of journalists in Las Vegas that the White Home was desirous to get Biden again touring and chatting with individuals. “He’s doing nice. He really examined adverse this morning, so yay,” she mentioned. “He’s been doing very, very nicely.”
Biden suffered gentle 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 desirous to reveal that he was working by his sickness, and the president made a degree of contrasting his situation with that of his predecessor, former President Donald Trump, whose COVID-19 analysis in 2020, earlier than vaccines had been accessible, landed him in a army hospital.