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President Biden “played too loosely” with COVID-19 guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control after initially testing negative for the virus on Wednesday, a doctor has said.
While Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Wednesday, he tested positive for the coronavirus in a “rebound” case on Saturday morning, the White House doctor said in a letter.
White House doctor Dr. Kevin O’Connor said in a letter that cases of “rebound” coronavirus positivity are occurring with a small number of people being treated with Paxlovid.
However, after testing negative for COVID-19 on Wednesday, Biden has been seen at White House indoor events without a mask, which goes against CDC recommendations.
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On Wednesday, Biden participated in a roundtable discussion on the economy with members of his administration including Treasury Department Janet Yellen, but did not wear a mask during the discussion.
The CDC says people who contract COVID-19 should “wear a properly fitting mask” for up to 10 days after being exposed to COVID-19. It’s unclear where or when Biden contracted COVID, but he first tested positive for the virus on July 21, meaning he was indoors with others without a mask for just 7 days after his first positive test.
“Wear a properly fitted mask for 10 full days whenever you are with other people inside your home or in public. Don’t go places where you can’t wear a properly fitted mask,” indicate the instructions.
Dr. Marc Siegel, a Fox News medical analyst and professor of medicine at New York University Langone Medical Center, told Fox News Digital that the president is not setting a good example by following CDC COVID-19 guidelines. .
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“Not a good look for a president talking about terms. He played too loose with that,” Siegel said. “Antigen testing is predictive of low infectivity if negative, but a high quality KN95 or better mask would have been a wise precaution.”
He said Biden “could have” spread the coronavirus during Wednesday’s indoor roundtable.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Biden was not wearing a mask on Wednesday because the group was socially distant.
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“They were socially distant. They were far, far enough apart. So we made sure they were together safely, on that stage,” she said. “It will therefore continue to follow the CDC guidance recommendation that people who have tested positive wear a mask when they are with others for ten days after symptoms appear.”