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Biden Becomes a Patient and a White House Symbol in Covid Fight

  • White House plans daily updates on Biden’s condition
  • President’s risk of severe illness low, medical experts say
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WATCH: Biden is experiencing mild symptoms after contracting Covid-19. He released a video saying he is “doing well.”Source: Bloomberg

President Joe Biden’s bout with Covid-19 shows the evolution of the nation’s fight against the pandemic, White House officials said, expressing confidence that the 79-year-old president will avoid the worst of the disease thanks to vaccines and a therapeutic drug largely unavailable before he took office.

Biden’s infection, though, shows the enduring nature of the pandemic he had promised as a presidential candidate to contain, if not defeat. And after Covid killed millions of people worldwide, most of them elderly, the president’s risk of severe illness -- while very low, according to medical experts -- isn’t zero.