Jul 24, 2022
By Steve Kee
Like many who have contracted COVID, the road to recovery can vary.
The White House COVID-19 coordinator says U.S. President Joe Biden is feeling “much, much better” after testing positive for the coronavirus.
And Dr. Ashish Jha confirms that the 79-year-old Biden was infected with a highly contagious variant spreading throughout the country. Jha says Biden has “the BA.5 variant … but thank goodness our vaccines and therapeutics work well against it, which is why I think the president’s doing well.”
Officials have emphasized that Biden’s symptoms are mild because he received four vaccine doses and started taking the antiviral drug Paxlovid after becoming infected.
Jha pledged that the White House would keep giving updates on the president’s condition and whether he might have long-term symptoms.