President Joe Biden reported back to the Oval Office today after isolating for the mandatory five days from when he first tested positive for COVID, and he was in a good mood, taking time to remind everyone that his predecessor, Donald Trump, wound up in the hospital when he contracted the virus.
“Here’s the bottom line, when my predecessor got COVID, he had to get helicoptered to Walter Reed Medical Center. He was severely ill. Thankfully, he recovered.
“When I got COVID, I worked from upstairs of the White House in the offices upstairs for the five-day period. The difference is vaccinations, of course. But also, three new tools, free to all and widely available. You don’t need to be president to get these tools. In fact, the same booster shots, the same at-home tests, the same treatment that I got is available to you.”
Biden has had two negative COVID tests and no longer has to isolate, according to presidential physician Kevin O’Connor, who gave Biden the all-clear, noting:
Trump, you may recall, was almost put on a ventilator while at Walter Reed because his oxygen level dropped so steeply.