The 79-year-old U.S. President returned from an overnight trip to Israel and Saudi Arabia on Saturday. And Joe Biden tested covid positive on Thursday.
According to White House physician, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, he is experiencing very mild symptoms. On Wednesday he had a runny nose, fatigue, and the occasional dry cough.
And his prognosis is good since he has received two of the original vaccine shots and two boosters. Dr. O’Connor immediately began treating his patient with Paxlovid, an antiviral drug used to prevent more severe symptoms.
Despite the fact that he is in 5-day isolation, Biden and White House officials claim he will keep working. And expects a mild case because he was vaccinated and boosted.
Biden covid positive risk factors
An important risk factor for developing a severe COVID-19 case is age. Since Biden is 79 years old, he is eight times more likely to be hospitalized with the virus. And he is also 140 times more likely to be at risk of death compared with a 20-year-old with covid.