Jill Biden, the first lady, tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday and is reportedly having “mild symptoms.” President Joe Biden tested unfavorable.
Jill Biden The first lady had planned to start teaching the fall semester at Northern Virginia Community College on Tuesday, but the diagnosis has changed those plans. The school and she are working together to “ensure her classes are covered by a substitute,” according to Vanessa Valdivia, a spokesman for the Jill Biden.
He continues to reside at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, with his family.
Biden will be “monitored by the White House medical team” following her diagnosis and will follow their suggestions over when to return to the White House, according to Valdivia.There are currently no changes to the president’s itinerary or White House COvid procedures, an administration official told news channel on Monday.
The Jill Biden’s diagnosis comes after a busy week for Joe Biden, who earlier in the day spoke in Philadelphia on Labor Day. Before leaving for the G20 Summit in India on Thursday, the president is slated to award the Medal of Honor to an Army captain during a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday.
The media has requested further information regarding the president and Jill Biden’s routine Covid testing schedules, as well as whether Joe Biden was present when his wife first started displaying Covid symptoms.
The Jill Biden tested positive for Covid-19 in August of last year while on vacation in South Carolina. Last July, President Biden tested positive. Both had rebound cases soon after starting Paxlovid treatments.
After members of Israeli President Isaac Herzog’s delegation tested positive before a bilateral meeting, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters in July in the White House briefing room that anybody who meets with the president is still tested for Covid-19 before their meeting.
According to Jean-Pierre at the time, testing processes are followed when someone meets with the president. “I can confirm that the president tests everyone who meets with him. I do. We all carry it.
Jill Biden’s diagnosis comes at a time when more people are aware of COVID-19 as the fourth viral season since the introduction of the coronavirus approaches.
Early summer data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed a modest rise in hospital admissions, ER visits, and positive Covid-19 tests—although not by nearly the same amounts as in previous summers.
According to CDC standards, there were generally four new hospital admissions for every 100,000 individuals nationwide in the week ending August 19, which is low. High percentages of Covid-19 hospitalizations occurred in seven counties. However, 117 counties, or roughly 3.6% of the nation, fell under the medium level.
Even though it has so far only been identified in a very small number of people worldwide, scientists have started to get interested in a new variant known as BA.2.86 since it has been substantially altered. Yet, according to Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist at the Scripps Research Translational Institute, “it doesn’t look good… in terms of the virus’ nonstop evolution.” The virus is “relentless”.