President Joe Biden tests positive for covid-19

President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, according to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.

According to Jean-Pierre, the president has begun taking Paxlovid and is displaying “quite modest effects.”

“Consistent with CDC guidelines, he will isolate at the White House and will continue to carry out all of his duties fully during that time,” she said. “He has been in contact with members of the White House staff by phone this morning, and will participate in his planned meetings at the White House this morning via phone and Zoom from the residence.”

The president is fully vaccinated and has received two booster shots.

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