Joe Biden’s Covid “symptoms continue to improve significantly” the White House doctor said in a Sunday update.
“His predominant symptom now is sore throat,” Dr. O’Connor said. “This is most likely a result of lymphoid activation as his body clears the virus, and it thus encouraging. His rhinorrhea, cough and body aches have diminished considerably.”
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President Joe Biden’s “symptoms continue to improve significantly” following his COVID-19 infection last week, the president’s physician said in a written update Sunday.
Biden completed his third full day of Paxlovid, an antiviral drug that helps reduce the chance of severe illness, on Saturday night, said Physician to the President Kevin O’Connor.
“His predominant symptom now is sore throat,” O’Connor said. “This is most likely a result of lymphoid activation as his body clears the virus, and it thus encouraging. His rhinorrhea, cough and body aches have diminished considerably.
O’Connor said that while the president’s voice remains “a bit deep,” Biden’s pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate and temperature all remain normal, and he has no shortness of breath. Biden’s oxygen saturation continues to be “excellent” on room air, according to the doctor, and his lungs remain clear.
“The President continues to tolerate treatment well,” O’Connor said, adding that Biden will continue taking Paxlovid as planned while remaining isolated
“As I’ve stated previously, the BA.5 variant is particularly transmissible and he will continue to isolate in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations,” O’Connor said. “We will continue to monitor him closely, during this very common outpatient treatment regimen.”
White House physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor has yet to answer questions about Joe Biden’s Covid diagnosis.
White House reporters on Friday grilled Biden spox Karine Jean-Pierre on Dr. O’Connor’s absence.
“Does the White House plan on making [Dr. O’Connor] available for questions, making him available to the public at any point?” NYT reporter Zolan Kanno-Youngs queried.
Karine Jean-Pierre said Dr. O’Connor’s written statement is enough.
NYT’s Zolan @KannoYoungs: “Does the White House plan on making [Dr. O’Connor] available for questions, making him available to the public at any point?”
Karine: We feel that Dr. O’Connor’s statements in his detailed report…on a situation that…is mild…is enough.” pic.twitter.com/EHtPzEoveY
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) July 22, 2022
The White House has been caught lying about Biden’s Covid diagnosis.
Dr. O’Connor also said Biden was continuing to take Tylenol and use an inhaler. He did not give specifics on Biden’s temperature as he did on Friday that caused controversy over the truthfulness of updates from the White House.
As TGP’s Kristinn Taylor reported, Biden appeared for a few minutes in a proof of health video conference on gas prices Friday that did not do much to instill confidence. At one point Biden, looking like an assisted living patient, fumbled trying to open a cough lozenge wrapper.
COVID-infected Joe Biden reaches for a cough drop as staff talk to him via video about high gas prices pic.twitter.com/qKItD0QAiu
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) July 22, 2022