Old Uncle Joe seems to have hit a string of bad luck recently. The president tested positive for COVID once again this past Saturday in the wake of four consecutive negative tests this week and is now headed directly back into mandated isolation, announced White House doctor Kevin O’Connor.
“After testing negative on Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, Thursday morning and Friday morning, the President tested positive late Saturday morning, by antigen testing. This in fact represents ‘rebound’ positivity,” explained the doctor.
Biden tested positive for COVID Saturday and will return to “strict isolation procedures,” per his physician. pic.twitter.com/18hxQpU0XW
— Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) July 30, 2022
It was highlighted by O’Connor that Biden had been sporting any of the known symptoms of the virus in the wake of his positive test and was isolating himself in order to guard the White House staff who would have otherwise been working quite closely alongside him.
The White House doctor also stated that “rebound” positivity ” is observed in a small percentage of patients treated with PAXLOVID.” The president received doses of Paxlovid in the wake of his positive COVID test on July 21st. In the wake of the initial positive test, the 79-year-old President of the United States was dealing with “very mild symptoms,” as reported by those within the White House, But he was not able to take part in regular meetings and is being experienced Paxlovid.
Just a scant few hours in the wake of his positive test results for COVID on the 21st of July, Biden was seen in a photo entirely maskless while still in the White House. The photo was officially posted to his social media accounts shortly after noon once he was forced to cancel a visit to Scranton, Pennsylvania. As seen in the captured photo, Biden is seated back at his desk within the West Wing without a mask. The photo was captured just a few hours after White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre explained that Biden had contracted COVID< which would appear to imply that Biden was ignoring his own guidelines which were handed down by the CDC.
“Folks, I’m doing great. Thanks for your concern,” stated Biden via social media. “Just called [Pennsylvania] Senator [Bob] Casey, Congressman [Matthew] Cartwright, and [Scranton] Mayor [Paige] Cognetti (and my Scranton cousins!) to send my regrets for missing our event today. Keeping busy!”
Folks, I'm doing great. Thanks for your concern. Just called Senator Casey, Congressman Cartwright, and Mayor Cognetti (and my Scranton cousins!) to send my regrets for missing our event today.
Keeping busy! pic.twitter.com/uf7AsOg571
— President Biden (@POTUS) July 21, 2022
As of the 30th of March, guidelines from the CDC seem to indicate that individuals who become infected with COVID should “[w]ear a well-fitting mask for 10 full days any time you are around others inside your home or in public. Do not go to places where you are unable to wear a well-fitting mask.”