Biden has COVID-19, with ‘mild symptoms’



President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, making him the second US president to catch the virus and underscoring how the virus has seeped into American society.

Biden, 79, is fully vaccinated after receiving two initial doses of the coronavirus vaccine and two boosters since. When a fully immunized person experiences a breakthrough infection, the risk of serious illness or death is low.

The announcement highlights the unpredictable nature of a virus that has now infected many world leaders, despite an urgent global vaccination campaign and feverish containment efforts.


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