White House officials address Biden’s positive COVID status

President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday, something the White House had taken extra steps to avoid as highly transmissible strains struck top aides, Cabinet members and the vice president.

Biden is experiencing "very mild" symptoms and is taking the antiviral drug Paxlovid, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement.

While Biden's vaccinations should protect him against serious illness, the infection is a blow to the administration's efforts to show the president is on top of the pandemic that has disrupted the country for more than two years.

Still, the White House had acknowledged that Biden could catch the virus as the president balanced potential risks with a return to regular activities.

"I wouldn't say it's just a matter of time,” White House COVID-19 response coordinator Ashish Jha said on April 26 after Vice President Kamala Harris tested positive. "But, of course, it is possible that the president, like any other American, could get COVID."

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  1. I feel so sorry for our commander-in-chief! He cannot experience the joy of sniffing women’s hair. Such a poor unfortunate man!

  2. He can’t go to jail so they will “kill” him with covid. Hunter however, he’s going for life.

  3. So sad! Sniffing used to bring such Delight to the man. The virus has taken away his only source of joy in his life.

  4. Just cause I’m not a Democrat doesn’t mean I hate Biden or wish harm to him. Act like you got some sense.

  5. Ladies are gentlemen a letter how much does it cost that letter to go from one room to the other how much do they pay for that did they use a stamp a letter the Democrats finally decided to solve the economical problem by bringing back the pony Express with letters delivery

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