Biden continues to improve and was “probably” infected with the BA.5 subvariant

Biden continues to improve and was “probably” infected with the BA.5 subvariant

The president of the United States, Joe Biden, continues to improve after continuing to respond well to the treatment that has been administered against covid-19 and the preliminary results suggest that he was “probably” infected with the subvariant BA.5.

This subvariant of the omicron strain is responsible for between 75 and 80% of covid infections in the United States at the moment, his doctor, Kevin C. O’Connor, pointed out this Saturday in the daily balance that is being done on your situation.

The White House announced Thursday that Biden had tested positive for COVID

“His symptoms continue to improve,” said the latest medical statement, according to which the 79-year-old Democratic president continues to have a sore throat, body aches and a runny nose, while his pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate and oxygen levels are remain “completely normal”.

The president, who has received two doses of the vaccine and another two boosters, is being treated mainly with the oral antiretroviral drug Paxlovid and the information that indicates that he was infected with the BA.5 subvariant will not change the planned treatment .

Biden “is responding to therapy as expected. The BA.5 variant is particularly transmissible and will remain isolated,” the note added.

According to the White House protocol, which goes beyond the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), until he tests negative, he will not resume his tasks in person.

Biden has taken advantage of the interest that his contagion has aroused to urge the population to get vaccinated. In a country where vaccines are free, only 67.2% of Americans have the full course (two doses) and only 48.2% have received a booster dose.

“The president wants to remind Americans to get vaccinated because, in his own words, it’s important,” White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said at a news conference on Friday.

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