The Democrat, who had never tested positive so far, began taking Pfizer’s anti-Covid pill, “PaxLovid, and will isolate himself in the White House until he is in the new negative,” she said. .
According to the press release, the president, fully vaccinated and receiving two booster doses, will “continue to perform his full duties” during this time.
The White House has promised to communicate “every day” on the state of health of Joe Biden, the oldest president ever elected in the United States and who was asked to exercise his functions in a medical examination last November. “Strong” and “Fit” were found.
Joe Biden’s last negative test, returning from a tour of Israel and Saudi Arabia last week, returned on Tuesday, Karine Jean-Pierre said.
The president originally traveled to Pennsylvania on Thursday and had planned a trip to Florida next Monday.
The United States is currently reporting around 130,000 new Covid-19 cases per day, otherwise underreported according to experts, and hospitalizations are on the rise. Omicron’s highly contagious BA.5 subvariant is dominant in the country, where it accounts for about 80% of cases.
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