President Biden has tested positive for COVID. While Biden is doing fine, he is in isolation while recovering. The White House is projecting that the president is not only fine, but we shouldn’t pay much attention to it.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, along with the WH Covid Response Director, Dr. Ashish Jha, held a press briefing on the status of the president Thursday. Jean-Pierre in particular kept reiterating to the media that Biden is doing just fine, in fact, better than most.
One reporter asked specifically where exactly the president got infected. Jean-Pierre was quick to note that it doesn’t matter where Biden caught COVID, then pivoting to his achievements in COVID vaccine advancements.
“I — look, I don’t think that matters. Right? I think what matters is we prepared for this moment. I think what matters is what Dr. Jha just laid out. If we look at where we were a year and a half ago, this is a President — when he walked in, one of his first priorities was to make sure we had a comprehensive plan to get people vaccinated…And I think that’s what matters here — is making sure that we continue to do the work. And the good thing is that the President, again, has been vaccinated and double boosted.”
People are questioning the Biden Administration about the importance of contact tracing, as it was pushed heavily the last two years.
Even CNN questioned the White House’s blind-eye to contact tracing. When the press secretary was pressed on her statement, she attempted to backtrack.
“What’s important now is that he has mild symptoms, is that he is working from — from the Residence on behalf of the American people. That’s our focus. Look, we knew this was going to happen….
So what I am trying to say is: The moment that we’re in right now is what matters as we’re talking about the President and his treatment and how he’s feeling and how he’s continuing to work on behalf of the American public.”
Biden posted a video stating he has been “double boosted” and assures the American people to “keep the faith.”