The Perfect Enemy | President Biden in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19; now taking Paxlovid
August 10, 2022

President Biden in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19; now taking Paxlovid

President Biden in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19; now taking Paxlovid  WMUR Manchester

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President Joe Biden appeared in good spirits in a video message after testing positive for COVID-19.“I’m doing well getting a lot of work done and continue to get it done,” Biden said. The 79-year-old is vaccinated and double boosted. The White House gave an update on how he’s doing in the briefing room after the positive diagnosis.“He sounded great, I asked him, ‘Mr. President, how are you feeling?’ He said, ‘I’m feeling fine,'” said Dr. Ashish Jha, White House COVID-19 response coordinator. Biden is taking Paxlovid, an antiviral drug developed by Pfizer, for emergency use authorization to prevent severe disease.Dr. Jose Mercardo, of Darmouth Health, said Paxlovid is proven to work. “It effectively prevents hospitalizations or severe disease, which is why it’s important once you have symptoms and have confirmed the diagnosis of COVID-19, that five-day time frame that you are eligible for the anti-viral drug is important,” Mercardo said.The president was in Massachusetts Wednesday.His doctors said his symptoms started Wednesday night.The White House said the booster shots the president received puts him in a good position to recover. Experts encourage everyone to make sure they’re up to date on vaccinations.“Three or four boosters allows for better protection than those who are not up to date and have only had two vaccines,” Mercardo said.

President Joe Biden appeared in good spirits in a video message after testing positive for COVID-19.

“I’m doing well getting a lot of work done and continue to get it done,” Biden said.

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The 79-year-old is vaccinated and double boosted.

The White House gave an update on how he’s doing in the briefing room after the positive diagnosis.

“He sounded great, I asked him, ‘Mr. President, how are you feeling?’ He said, ‘I’m feeling fine,'” said Dr. Ashish Jha, White House COVID-19 response coordinator.

Biden is taking Paxlovid, an antiviral drug developed by Pfizer, for emergency use authorization to prevent severe disease.

Dr. Jose Mercardo, of Darmouth Health, said Paxlovid is proven to work.

“It effectively prevents hospitalizations or severe disease, which is why it’s important once you have symptoms and have confirmed the diagnosis of COVID-19, that five-day time frame that you are eligible for the anti-viral drug is important,” Mercardo said.

The president was in Massachusetts Wednesday.

His doctors said his symptoms started Wednesday night.

The White House said the booster shots the president received puts him in a good position to recover.

Experts encourage everyone to make sure they’re up to date on vaccinations.

“Three or four boosters allows for better protection than those who are not up to date and have only had two vaccines,” Mercardo said.