Connect with us


After visiting Indiana, First Lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19



Indianapolis, Indiana – Less than a week after visiting Westfield High School in Indiana, first lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19.

On Monday, the White House released the information.

“This evening, the first lady tested positive for COVID-19. She is currently experiencing only mild symptoms. She will remain at their home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware,” the first lady’s spokesperson Elizabeth Alexander said in a statement.

According to the White House, President Joe Biden, 80, had a negative test result.

Last Wednesday, the first lady, 72, and Dr. Vivek Murthy, the U.S. surgeon general, attended Westfield High School.

In order to have a private discussion with children about mental health options, Biden and Murthy flew into Indianapolis International Airport and then traveled a motorcade to Westfield. It was a part of a slew of back-to-school activities that took place as COVID-19 cases grew around the country.

Early summer data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed a slight rise in hospital admissions, ER visits, and positive COVID-19 tests. The numbers aren’t quite as high as they were in previous summers, though.

The Indiana Department of Health only last week recorded 17 COVID-19 deaths in two weeks in August. The information was gathered up until Tuesday, August 29. Every Wednesday, the state’s dashboard is updated. Tuesday saw a rise in the number of COVID-19 fatalities in Indiana from 25,366 to 25,383.

In the week ending August 19, there were roughly four new hospital admissions for per 100,000 individuals nationwide, which is below the CDC standard. A high percentage of COVID-19 hospitalizations occurred in seven counties. However, 117 counties—or 3.6% of the nation—were in the medium level, with Florida accounting for nearly 25% of those counties.

“How bad it’s going to get, we don’t know. As you know this is a very unpredictable virus. It’s shown us that over the last three and a half years,” former Chief Medical Advisor to the president, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said.

The most recent variety, according to specialists, could not be as challenging to manage this Fall. Two groups of American scientists have shown that vaccination appears to help patients resist the most recent version, BA.2.86, commonly known as “Pirola.”
The findings line up with research that was previously published in Sweden and China. However, it’s challenging for health officials to determine the actual numbers as more people are testing positive at home.

“People are more likely to know somebody who might have covid or may have had covid themselves. But admittedly this is hard to validate because there’s just not as much testing.” Dr. Sanjay Gupta said.

People who contract COVID-19 should isolate for at least five days and then wear a mask until they test negative twice within a two-day period, according to the CDC.

Doctors also advise consumers to stay current on their vaccinations.

On September 12, a CDC advisory meeting is set, and this should provide more details regarding whether a new booster will be suggested to the general population.

As of Tuesday, August 29, according to IDOH, 3,865,785 Hoosiers had finished the primary immunization series. 55.6% of the entire population is represented by that.

The president will continue to be tested for COVID-19 and will be watched for any symptoms, according to the White House.

Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House press secretary, stated to reporters in July that COVID-19 testing is still conducted on all visitors to the president.

The first lady tested positive for COVID-19 in August of last year while on vacation in South Carolina. Last July, President Joe Biden tested positive. Both had rebound cases soon after starting Paxlovid treatments.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *