'I’m doing well': President delivers positive message after COVID-19 diagnosis
President Joe Biden has posted a video recorded from the Truman Balcony just hours after he tested positive for COVID-19. The White House says the President is “experiencing very mild symptoms,” been prescribed Paxlovid, and this afternoon updated reporters on his condition.
“Hey folks, guess you heard,” President Biden says in the video (below). “This morning I tested positive for COVID. But I’ve been double vaccinated and double boosted, symptoms are mild, and I really appreciate your inquiries and concerns.”
“I’m doing well, getting a lot of work done, going to continue to get it done, and in the meantime, thanks for your concern, and keep the faith. It’s going to be OK,” the President said, reassuring the American people.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre in her Thursday afternoon briefing told reporters the President’s physician says he “is experiencing mild symptoms, mostly a runny nose and fatigue, with an occasional dry cough, which started yesterday evening.”
Dr. Ashish Jha, the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, spoke to reporters as well.
“Because the President is fully vaccinated, double boosted, his risk of serious illness is dramatically lower,” Dr. Jha says. “He’s also getting treated with a very powerful anti-viral, and that further reduces his risk. And it’s a reminder of the reason we all work so hard to make sure every American has the same level of protection that the President has.”
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