Biden feels well enough to resume physical exercise: WH doctor
President Biden has completed his course of antiviral treatment for COVID-19 and is feeling well enough to resume his exercise routine, his doctor said Tuesday.
Mr Biden’s symptoms have “almost completely resolved” and his pulse, blood pressure, breathing rate and temperature are normal, Dr Kevin O’Connor said in a daily note.
“His lungs remain clear,” the doctor wrote. “The president now feels well enough to resume his exercise routine.”
Mr. Biden will stay in the White House residence on Tuesday, his fifth day of isolation. He is expected to resume public events once he tests negative.
Mr Biden, who is vaccinated and boosted twice, underwent a five-day treatment with Pfizer’s drug Paxlovid.
At 79, he was considered at high risk for serious illness and a candidate for the drug.
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The White House is using Mr. Biden’s infection to make a broader point about this pandemic conjuncture.
It says the BA.5 variant, while troubling given its rate of spread, is manageable with vaccines and proper treatment and shouldn’t disrupt American life.
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