President Joe Biden spoke within the the White Home Rose Backyard after testing damaging for Covid-19 and ending the strict isolation measures he had been following since contracting the coronavirus final week.
“My signs have been delicate, my restoration was fast and I am feeling nice,” Biden stated in a brief speech on the earlier than he went again to work within the West Wing. He had been working from the White Home residence after contracting Covid final week
Biden’s signs “have been steadily enhancing, and are nearly fully resolved,” wrote White Home doctor Dr. Kevin O’Connor in a letter launched by the White Home on Wednesday.
Biden, 79, additionally mentioned the place the US stands in its two-year battle in opposition to the virus.
“What’s completely different now could be our capability to guard ourselves from severe sickness resulting from Covid. In truth, that is radically completely different in the present day than it was only a yr in the past,” stated Biden.
“Covid is not gone. However even with circumstances climbing on this nation, Covid deaths are down almost 90% from after I took workplace” in January of 2021.
O’Connor wrote in his letter that Biden had accomplished a five-day course of the antiviral remedy Paxlovid, one in all a number of novel remedy choices which have contributed to the large drop in Covid mortality charges.
“This life saving drug reduces the chance of hospitalization and demise from Covid-19 by about 90%,” Biden stated of Paxlovid.
He added that in lots of locations the drug is “free, protected and straightforward to take. And we’re transferring shortly to make it extensively accessible.”
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