President Joe Biden made headlines over the last several weeks when he tested positive for COVID on two separate occasions.
While he recently tested negative, the president’s doctor recently said Biden will remain in isolation until he tests negative for a second time.
White House physician promises to keep press secretary up to date on Biden’s health
“The President continues to feel very well,” White House physician Kevin O’Connor explained in a memo sent on Saturday to White House press secretary Jean Katherine Jean-Pierre.
“In an abundance of caution, the President will continue his strict isolation measures pending a second negative test as previously described,” he continued.
O’Connor went on to tell Jean-Pierre that he would keep her office updated regarding any changes in the president’s condition.
In an earlier memorandum sent to Jean-Pierre on August 3, O’Connor said Biden “remains fever-free and in good spirits. His temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate and oxygen saturation remain entirely normal.”
“Given his rebound positivity which we reported Saturday, we continued daily monitoring. This morning, his SARS-CoV-2 antigen testing remained positive,” the doctor went on to add.
Biden’s critics continue to ask questions about the president’s mental state
Yet despite an apparent improvement in the president’s physical condition, some observers still had questions about his cognitive prowess.
Joe Biden has finally tested negative for COVID-19.
When do we get the results of his cognitive test?
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) August 6, 2022
On Friday evening, Fox News host Sean Hannity declared, “Anyone with a pulse can see that Joe Biden is physically, mentally just gone, out of it completely.”
Fellow Fox News host Tucker Carlson offered a similar assessment on his program three weeks ago, saying the president’s “mental decline is no longer possible to deny.”
Carlson then played a clip of New York Times contributor Peter Baker, who remarked that Biden “tends to shuffle sometimes because he has, you know, mobility issues that the doctors have identified.”
“He sometimes, his speeches tend to be a little listless or he seems to momentarily get confused or have trouble summoning names,” Baker went on to add.