Biden's symptoms 'continue to improve' after Covid-19 diagnosis, physician says
President Joe Biden's symptoms "continue to improve" after being diagnosed Thursday with Covid-19, the President's physician said in a Saturday letter.
The U.S. President is doing just fine
President Biden finished his second day of treatment on Friday night and will continue to get the antiviral medication, according to O'Connor.
Biden's "causative agent," according to O'Connor, is "most likely" the BA.5 Covid-19 variety, which "is responsible for 75-80 percent of infections in the United States at present moment."
O'Connor stated that Biden will "continue to isolate in line with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) standards" and will be treated with oral hydration, Tylenol, and low-dose aspirin as an alternate form of blood thinner.
O'Connor said that Biden, who had asthma as a child, will be treated with his albuterol inhaler "as needed," which he has used a few times since testing positive.
Later Saturday, White House chief of staff Ron Klain stated that during brief comments, Biden was feeling "very well."
Klain claimed Biden has been engaging in "virtual conference call sessions," and that "he's been on the phone."
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Klain did not react when CNN asked if O'Connor will talk to reporters about the President's health in the coming days.
On Saturday morning, Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN's Amara Walker, "We have reason to expect that (Biden) will perform extremely well."
While he has not talked directly with the President, Fauci stated that he had been in "very close communication" with O'Connor in the aftermath of Biden's positive test result from this week.
Fauci stated that Biden "has no problem breathing at all right now," and that he "frequently uses an inhaler when he gets an upper respiratory illness."
Biden at the age of 79, is at an elevated risk for a more severe case of Covid-19 owing to his age, but he's been completely vaccinated and twice boosted, which the CDC says lowers the risk of hospitalization and mortality in older persons.
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The U.S. President’s circumstance
Despite public worries, O'Connor has written updates on Biden's condition and health status but hasn't brought them up in public.
The White House medical staff will continue to "closely" monitor Biden, according to O'Connor.
First Lady Jill Biden, who works closely with the President, tested negative for Covid-19 on Saturday, according to her spokesperson Michael LaRosa.
She resides at their house in Wilmington, Delaware, and has no Covid-19 symptoms.
The President's Covid-19 timetable started on Thursday, which meant that, in accordance with the CDC's recommendations, he would remain in isolation until at least Tuesday.
Fauci, however, deviating from CDC advice, told CNN on Saturday that Biden will be released from isolation if he tested negative for COVID-19.
Fauci said that you "truly go by the conditions that you're in." "The President is in a position to test daily and wait until the results are negative before returning. However, that does not imply that everyone must."
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