Thursday, July 21, 2022

BREAKING: Biden Tests Positive for COVID-19 (Really)


AP Photo/Susan Walsh

A day after scrambling to backtrack on Joe Biden’s erroneous claim that he has cancer, the White House has announced that Biden has tested positive for COVID-19.

“This morning, President Biden tested positive for COVID-19,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement Thursday morning. “He is fully vaccinated and twice boosted and experiencing very mild symptoms.”

In July 2021, Biden falsely claimed, “You’re not going to get COVID if you have these vaccinations.” In January 2022, he claimed COVID was a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.:

At 79 years old, Joe Biden is in a high-risk group.

Jean-Pierre reports that Biden is taking Paxlovid and is isolating at the White House, consistent with CDC guidelines. He will “continue to work in isolation until he tests negative,” and will return to work in person once he has a negative test.

The White House will provide a daily update on Biden’s status.