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Joe Biden catches Covid amid cancer gaffe

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Joe Biden catches Covid amid cancer gaffe

Almost inevitably, US President Joe Biden has also caught Covid, furthering the impression that infection from the virus is inescapable for all but the most cautious and isolated.The White House announced that the President tested positive for the coronavirus Thursday morning and is experiencing “very mild symptoms.In a letter released by the White House, the President's physician Dr Kevin O’Connor said he was experiencing fatigue, a runny nose and an occasional dry cough.I anticipate that he will respond favorably, as most maximally protected patients do,” Dr. O’Connor said, as the White House revealed Biden is receiving Paxlovid, an antiviral drug used to minimize the severity of Covid-19.Biden, who is 79, caught the virus despite being double-vaccinated and twice-boosted. He will isolate at the White House but “continue to carry out all of his duties fully during that time,” his press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said.The White House also confirmed that Vice President Kamala Harris, who was last with the president on Tuesday, tested negative.News of Biden catching Covid came hours after the US President triggered alarm by suggesting -- in comment replete with his familiar mangled syntax-- that he had

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