It’s going to happen folks. Likely it already has to most of us, several times probably.
We are ALL going to get Covid. I have had it three times, literally all of my family and friends have had it, it’s just a fact of life in 2022, you are going to get Covid.
Thankfully while the newest strains are super contagious, they are also mostly just a nuisance. Generally, just mild cold symptoms. With the use of the antiviral Paxlovid, people who are at higher risk, like our President Joe Biden suffer only mild symptoms, despite their advanced years.
It was announced today that the world’s greatest Doctor, first lady Jill Biden has tested positive while on vacation in South Carolina. Let’s check the details via The Hill:
First lady Jill Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 while on vacation with President Biden and other family members in South Carolina, the White House announced Tuesday.
“After testing negative for COVID-19 on Monday during her regular testing cadence, the First Lady began to develop cold-like symptoms late in the evening. She tested negative again on a rapid antigen test, but a PCR test came back positive,” Elizabeth Alexander, the first lady’s communications director, said in a statement.
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Jill Biden, the first lady, tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday and is quarantining in South Carolina, where she and President Biden had been vacationing, her office announced. She is experiencing mild symptoms, an official said.https://t.co/RWZrm2iSrG
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 16, 2022
While we certainly wish Dr. Jill all the best, if Joe can shake TWO bouts of it back-to-back, Jill Biden should be fine.
It remains to be seen which family members she was exposed to, but considering the President only recently had Covid twice, he should be fine. Hunter Biden, who was on the trip as well should be protected by the cloud of crack smoke that follows him everywhere. I kid!
The first lady is fully vaccinated and has received two booster shots. She has mild symptoms, the White House said, and will start taking Paxlovid, an antiviral drug that has proven effective at preventing serious cases of COVID-19.
It’s hard to fathom how Jill Biden got Covid considering the steel belted protection afforded by her vaccine and two subsequent boosters. The addition of Paxlovid should help, but considering Joe Biden almost immediately relapsed, certainly Jill will be on the antiviral longer than Joe was.
The president tested negative on Tuesday after taking a rapid test, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre tweeted.
“Consistent with CDC guidance because he is a close contact of the First Lady, he will mask for 10 days when indoors and in close proximity to others. We will also increase the President’s testing cadence and report those results,” Jean-Pierre tweeted.
Considering KJP and her propensity to lie to the American public, I wouldn’t be surprised if Joe Biden were in fact positive. Karin has been an abject failure as press secretary and often “misspeaks”.
To put a bow on the absurdity, Biden will mask for ten days while indoors and in close proximity to others, because why not? If masks worked, why didn’t they work?
Sure, that is the CDC guidance, but CDC guidance hasn’t been the most accurate in recent years.
All this aside, we wish the best and a speedy recovery to Dr. Jill.