President Joe Biden just tested positive for Covid, the White House confirmed he has mild symptoms but he will continue getting monitored over the next few days. At 79 years-old, he fits in the part of the population at the highest risk of getting a much more dangerous infection.
President Biden is fully vaccinated and him having mild symptoms is likely a consequence of having all his vaccines. Older folks like him who are not vaccinated are in gave danger of getting a major respiratory disease. Fortunately, the president has listened to his physicians about keeping all his vaccines in check and in time.
What type of treatmentis President Biden getting?
According to the official statement from the White House, the president has been administered with the Paxlovid antiviral drug apart from his full vaccination. This is part of the statement that revealed the news: “Consistent with CDC guidelines, he will isolate at the White House and will continue to carry out all of his duties fully during that time.
“He has been in contact with members of the White House staff by phone this morning, and will participate in his planned meetings at the White House this morning via phone and Zoom from the residence.” The president just returned from a trip overseas, which is probably where he got infected by the virus.
During the start of 2022, White House officials already believed there was a strong possibility that the president could contract Covid. However, his level of protection from the vaccines and further treatment was the reason there wasn’t major concern about his well-being. So far, his mild symptoms confirm these expectations.
As long as this trend continues with no major development, President Joe Biden should be able to recover in less than 10 days as many more Covid-infected patients have. Any further development will be reported as soon as new information becomes available to the public.