The White House has said both that Joe Biden’s symptoms are already improving and that he has been developing new ones… Which is it?
Thursday, Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19. This was less than 24 hours after he (perhaps erroneously) stated that he has cancer.
Despite being fully vaccinated and boosted twice, as well as taking “precautions,” as the White House put it, while on his trip around the Middle East, Biden contracted the disease at the tail end of the pandemic.
The White House says that he is experiencing very mild symptoms and is taking an antiviral medication, Paxlovid
Two days after his positive test, the White House is giving mixed messaging about the state of his health.
On the one hand, White House physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor states that Biden’s symptoms are already improving. However, in the same breath he states that Biden has developed new symptoms including “sore throat, rhinorrhea, loose cough and body aches.”
White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Ashish Jha also said that Biden is improving, and that he “ate his breakfast and lunch fully. He actually showed me his plate!”
ASHISH JHA: Biden "ate his breakfast and lunch fully. He actually showed me his plate!" pic.twitter.com/sOgUzbto2W
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Childish behavior aside, Jha insists that Biden is doing better already–as does O’Connor.
However, how can one simultaneously be doing better while also continuing to develop new and worse symptoms?
Biden is apparently suffering from the common BA5 variant of COVID-19, which is the most prominent strain in the United States currently. This particular strain is also ‘highly infectious,’ although those around Joe Biden have thus far tested negative, including Jill Biden.
If a 79-year-old man in poor health is recovering steadily after less than two days, however, this sends a message to the public that COVID-19 is nowhere near as dangerous as they had been peddling it as for years.
However, it still makes no sense to anyone with a thinking brain that one is “improving” while they also develop new symptoms. Either way, the White House is and has been lying.