September 29, 2022

White House declares Biden is Covid-free despite coughing through latest speech

President Joe Biden struggled with coughing throughout his most recent speech on addressing the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, generating concerns about the president’s own health.

Last Friday, Biden was exposed to a White House staff member who tested positive for the virus who had been vaccinated and had a booster shot. Biden tested negative on Monday.

“He’s asymptomatic. I spent several hours with him this morning and he is feeling great,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Tuesday.

“He tested negative yesterday, as we indicated, and he’ll be tested again tomorrow. He has not β€” he does not have any symptoms, either,” she added.

Concerns continue to grow concerning the new Omicron variant, especially as many who have been vaccinated and received booster shots are among those who have tested positive.

Researchers have noted the variant is highly contagious, but is also so far less serious than the Delta variant, seeing fewer hospitalizations so far.

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