실망스러운 고용 보고서에 대한 금요일 연설에서, Biden은 행사 중 쉰 목소리로 말하고 여러 번 기침했습니다..
폭스 뉴스’ Peter Doocy asked the president about his health after his remarks concluded, and Biden responded that he picked up the cold from his grandson.
“I’m OK, I have a test every day — a COVID test. I have been checking for all the strains. What I have is a 1-and-a-half year-old grandson, who had a cold, who loves to kiss his pop,” 바이든이 말했다.
금요일 늦게, White House physician Kevin O’Connor released an assessment, contradicting Biden’s claim that he gets COVID tested daily, but confirming the president’s cold diagnosis.
“As is readily apparent, President Biden is experiencing some increased nasal congestion this week,” O’Connor wrote. “This can be heard in his voice and he is feeling the colloquially well-known ‘frog in one’s throat.'”
“Investigation has included a comprehensive respiratory panel which includes 19 common respiratory pathogens, to include COVID-19, other coronaviruses, influenze, streptococcus, 몇 가지를 들자면,” O’Connor said. “All of these tests were negative. Including the above, he has been tested for COVID-19 three times this week.”
Despite his earlier coughing fit, Biden was spotted dining in the private room at new restaurant by Enrique Limardo, Imperfecto, 금요일 밤에. Biden was not seen wearing a mask inside the restaurant or when exiting.
While Washington, D.C., lifted its indoor mask mandate last week, 백악관 언론 비서 Jen Psaki said Friday during the daily press briefing that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (질병 통제 예방 센터) recently outlined areas where indoor mask mandates should be reinstated, including high-transmission places such as D.C. and New York, given the new omicron variant.
추가로, first lady Jill Biden’s spokesperson confirmed the Bidens will attend the 44th Annual Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime artistic achievements on Sunday. Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff will also be present at the event honoring “토요일 밤 라이브” creator Lorne Michaels, Motown founder Justino Díaz, singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell and others.