The White House delivered another upbeat health update for President Joe Biden on Monday, four days after he tested positive for Covid.
“The President completed his fourth full day of PAXLOVID last night,” Kevin O’Connor, Biden’s doctor, wrote in a letter. “His symptoms are now almost completely resolved … His pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate and temperature remain absolutely normal. His oxygen saturation continues to be excellent on room air. His lungs remain clear. ”
The President’s remaining symptoms include residual nasal congestion and minimal hoarseness, the physician’s letter noted. The president will continue the Paxlovid treatment and will stay on a low dose of aspirin as an alternative type of blood thinner.
O’Connor also reiterated that the BA.5 variant is “particularly transmissible” and that the president would continue to isolate in accordance with CDC recommendations.