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Biden Contracts Covid as Pandemic Shows Its Staying Power

  • White House plans daily updates on Biden’s condition
  • President returned this week from Israel, Saudi Arabia
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Biden Tests Positive for Covid-19
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President Joe Biden tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday, finally contracting the virus whose control and ultimate defeat he had made a centerpiece of his campaign for the White House.

Biden’s illness, coming after a five-day trip to the Middle East during which he made few efforts to avoid infection, highlights the endurance of a pandemic that has killed millions of people worldwide and upturned the global economy.