US President Joe Biden almost certainly contracted a highly contagious variant of the coronavirus that is spreading. It was spreading rapidly across the United States and now has body aches and a sore throat since his positive test, reported Dr. his doctor on Saturday.
The variant BA.5 was derived from of the ómicron range that emerged late last year and is believed to be responsible for the majority of cases in the country.
The president's physician, Dr. Kevin Connor, wrote: In his most recent report on Biden's health status, his initial symptoms, including a runny nose and cough, have become “less worrisome.” O’Connor's previous report did not mention body and throat aches.
Biden's vital signs, including blood pressure and breathing, “remain entirely normal.” and his oxygen saturation levels are “excellent,” with no “shortness of breath,” he said. the doctor.
He added that preliminary sequencing results indicated that the BA.5 variant does not affect Biden's treatment plan “in any way.”
Biden tested positive for coronavirus Thursday morning . isolated himself in the White House ever since. Government officials have emphasized that his symptoms are moderate because he received four doses of the vaccine and began He had to take the antiviral drug Paxlovid after being infected.
During a virtual meeting with his economic advisers on Friday, Biden's voice sounded hoarse, but he insisted: “I feel very sorry. better than I sound.”
In his previous report, Biden's doctor said that the president had a temperature of 37.5 Celsius on Thursday night, but that he returned to the normal after the president took paracetamol.