The White House said Thursday that President Biden has tested positive for Covid-19, and all Americans wish him a speedy recovery. Mr. Biden joins the hundreds of millions of his countrymen who have been infected with the virus, and the generally calm reaction shows how far the country has come since the political panic and government overreach of 2020.
The White House says the President has mild symptoms, with a runny nose, fatigue and dry cough. Four months short of his 80th birthday, the President is more vulnerable than most. But his doctor says he’s being treated with Paxlovid, the Pfizer antiviral that works to shorten the symptoms for many patients.