President Joe Biden likely to have BA.5 version, but Covid-19 symptoms ‘continue to improve,’ says doctor

President Joe Biden, who tested positive for COVID-19 this morning, posted on Twitter “Guys, I’m doing great. Thank you for your concern. Just Senator Casey, Congressman Cartwright and Mayor Cognetti (and my Scranton). Cousin!) I’m sorry to miss our schedule today.”

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President Joe Biden According to the White House, there is probably a BA.5 Covid-19 variant, but his symptoms “continue to improve”.

“His primary symptoms, though less troublesome, now include sore throat, rhinorrhea, loose cough and body aches,” White House physician Kevin O’Connor said. said in the memorandum on Saturday.

The President completed his second full day on Friday of pfizer Paxlovid, an antiviral pill that may reduce the risk of hospitalization for Covid-19 patients, O’Connor said.

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

Biden, who has been fully vaccinated and has received two booster shots, tested positive for covid-19 on Thursday and has reported “very mild symptoms”.