Joe Biden tested negative for COVID on Wednesday.
Tweeting an image of a negative COVID test at 9:16 a.m. on July 27, he wrote, “Back to the Oval. Thanks to Doc for the good care and to all of you for your support.”
Physician Kevin O’Conner, D.O., informed the administration that Biden had “tested NEGATIVE for the SARS-CoV-2 virus by antigen testing. Given these reassuring factors, the president will discontinue his strict isolation measures.”
Following this announcement, Biden’s Twitter page issued several statements regarding the administration’s stance on COVID prevention and treatments.
Referring to the new strain of COVID, the BA.5 variant, Biden commented, “It’s the reason I got sick and has infected a lot of people around the world.”
Encouraging people to get additional shots after being vaccinated, the 79-year-old wrote, “Everyone over five should get a booster shot. And if you’re over 50, you should get two — I did.”
Former White House COVID response coordinator Deborah BIRX, M.D. told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto on July 22: “I knew these vaccines were not going to protect against infection.”
Nevertheless, Biden claimed that “after being boosted, your odds of getting severely ill from COVID are very, very low.”
The president was prescribed a medication developed by Pfizer called paxlovid, which he credited with his recovery. The drug “reduces risk of hospitalization and death by about 90%,” he further claimed.
Pfizer itself announced on June 14 that it would stop enrollment in a clinical trial of Paxlovid for standard-risk COVID-19 patients after “the latest results suggested the drug did not reduce symptoms or hospitalizations and deaths to a statistically significant degree.”
As previously reported by The Dallas Express, Joe Biden tested positive for COVID on July 21. Following this diagnosis, Biden was isolated in the White House and treated by O’Connor. On Wednesday, the president was experiencing relatively mild symptoms, and doctors expected him to fully recover within a few days.