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    Biden’s doctor releases statement on his health


    President Joe Biden’s “symptoms have improved” one day after testing positive for COVID-19, the physician to the president, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, said in a statement Friday.

    Biden had a temperature of 99.4 degrees Thursday evening, his doctor said. The president took acetaminophen and his temperature has been normal since then, O’Connor said.

    Biden, 79, still has a runny nose, fatigue and occasional cough, O’Connor said.

    The president’s pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate and oxygen levels remain normal, O’Connor said.

    First lady Jill Biden, who is in Wilmington, Delaware, tested negative for COVID-19 Friday morning and remains symptom-free, according to her press secretary, Michael La Rosa. Jill Biden plans to remain in Wilmington until at least Tuesday, her office said.

    Vice President Kamala Harris, who was with the president on Wednesday and is considered a close contact, tested negative for COVID-19 Friday morning, according to her press secretary, Kirsten Allen. Harris is experiencing no symptoms and is maintaining her public schedule.

    Biden tested positive Thursday morning as part of routine testing, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha said Thursday…. (Read more)

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