President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing “mild symptoms,” according to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
Biden, who is fully vaccinated and twice boosted, has started taking Paxlovid, Pfizer’s antiviral drug used to minimize the severity of COVID-19.
This is the first time the 79-year-old president has tested positive.
An update from me: pic.twitter.com/L2oCR0uUTu
— President Biden (@POTUS) July 21, 2022
The WH provides this letter from the Physician to the President on Biden testing positive for COVID-19: pic.twitter.com/QjabbvXmfP
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) July 21, 2022
BREAKING: President Biden tests positive for Covid-19, the White House says. He is experiencing "very mild symptoms" and is taking Paxlovid for treatment. https://t.co/RdYLvfcKDu pic.twitter.com/DLngHcjV4K
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 21, 2022
President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday morning, despite extra precautions taken to protect against highly transmissible strains.
— USA TODAY Politics (@usatodayDC) July 21, 2022