President Joe Biden likely has Covid-19 BA.5 variant; improvement in symptoms

President Joe Biden, who tested positive for Covid-19 this morning, tweeted: “Guys, I’m doing great. Thank you for your concern. to express my regret that I missed our event today.”

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the president Joe Biden likely has BA.5 Covid-19 variant, but his symptoms “continue to improve” according to the White House.

“His main symptoms, although less bothersome, now include a sore throat, rhinorrhea, a loose cough and body aches,” White House physician Kevin O’Connor said. the memorandum says on Saturday.

The president completed his second full day on Friday pfizer Paxlovid, an antiviral pill, could reduce the risk of Covid-19 patients being hospitalized, O’Connor said.

Although the president is responding to therapy “as expected,” he likely contracted the BA.5 variant of Covid-19, which is currently responsible for 70% to 85% of infections in the US.

Biden, who is fully vaccinated and received two booster shots, positive for Covid-19 on Thursday and reported “very mild symptoms”.