Biden gives OK to separate Covid-19 aid from Ukraine aid as Senate deliberates
Comes as the Senate is still split on Covid-19 aid
Title 42 , a Trump administration-era policy during the beginning of the pandemic that restricted immigration and asylum claims., which has been proved to reduce the risk of serious illness and death from the virus among those at highest risk.July 21, 2022 10:45 AM EDT WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, underscoring the persistence of the highly contagious virus as new variants challenge the nation’s efforts to resume normalcy after two and a half years of pandemic disruptions.What's next for America? Subscribe to the FT for a global perspective on US politics, business and beyond.
“I think it's going to take for the administration to unwind themselves from the position they're in,” Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri said, adding that the administration contradicted itself by saying Covid-19 is not a problem at the US-Mexico border but Americans should get tested before traveling domestically."And they're just going to have to straighten that out,” he said “Even CDC seems to be dramaticaly arguing against itself.” Biden’s travel has been on hold as he awaited a negative test.” Senator Marco Rubio of Florida said he was confident a Ukraine aid bill without Covid-19 aid would"fly though, maybe 99 to nothing," or potentially 99 to one.He has been in contact with members of the White House staff by phone this morning, and will participate in his planned meetings at the White House this morning via phone and Zoom from the residence.Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island, who serves as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he was worried that Covid-19 aid would become a hostage to immigration politics.Biden was “doing great,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Saturday when asked about his health during her appearance in Las Vegas at a joint conference of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.“It appears that way and it’s so critical,” he said.
But when asked if he was worried about the two pieces of aid being separated, he said “I’d like to see both.” During his first go-around with the virus, Biden’s primary symptoms were a runny nose, fatigue and a loose cough, his doctor said at the time.Prior waves of the virus swept through Washington’s political class, infecting Vice President Kamala Harris, Cabinet members, White House staffers and lawmakers.” Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia said he hoped the legislation would pass by Memorial Day and said he was ok with having a separate vote on Title 42 to pass Covid-19 relief.“I generally support the notion that if you have legislation on the floor, both sides ought to be able to offer amendments to it,” he told The Independent.Regulators are still studying the prevalence and virulence of rebound cases, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in May warned doctors that it has been reported to occur within two days to eight days after initially testing negative for the virus.Read more:
President Biden Tests Negative for COVID-19Dr. Kevin O'Connor wrote in his latest daily update that the president, “in an abundance of caution,” will abide by the 'strict isolation measures” in place since his “rebound” infection was detected July 30, pending a follow-up negative result Thank God👏🏽 I wish we had a vaccine. Glory be to God ,may you be heal completely and perfectly from the COVID 19 attacked.
Biden Tests Positive For Covid-19, Has 'Mild Symptoms'Biden has begun taking Paxlovid, an antiviral drug designed to reduce the severity of the disease. What’s are his duties ? Napping and farthing ? Yikes. I don’t think this is good. Everyone that’s been near him has to be tested
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President Joe Biden Tests Negative for Covid-19 After Rebound CasePresident Joe Biden tested negative for COVID-19 but will continue to isolate, according to the White House. Should have isolated 14 days anyway no rebound !!!