Update (1400ET): President Biden has tweeted a short clip to remind everyone he is "double vaccinated and double boosted" and to tell Americans to "keep the faith"?
An update from me: pic.twitter.com/L2oCR0uUTu— President Biden (@POTUS) July 21, 2022
As Techno Fog notes via The Reactionary, the whole thing has reached the point of absurdity. As we noted below, Biden said in July 2021 that if you're vaccinated, "You're not going to get Covid."
July 2021: Joe Biden: “You’re not going to get Covid if you have these vaccinations.”— James Melville (@JamesMelville) July 21, 2022
July 2022: Joe Biden tests positive for Covid.pic.twitter.com/y4UjRcyGd0
That guarantee from Biden was significant. After that statement, there was a multi-pronged effort to scapegoat the continuation of the “pandemic” on the unvaccinated. Dr. Fauci blamed the unvaccinated for “propagating” the latest outbreak, saying we need to “do something to get them to be vaccinated.”
That term do something suggested action. State governments and cities began issuing their own vaccination requirements. New York City led the way, requiring “proof of at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine for a variety of activities for workers and customers — indoor dining, gyms and performances — to put pressure on people to get vaccinated.”
The media called for more extreme measures, demanding Biden institute a “no-fly list for unvaccinated adults.” They called for mandates. They begged for the federal government to raise “the costs of remaining unvaccinated.” Thankfully, they didn’t get much of what they asked for. COVID-19 cases are rising in many of the most vaccinated states, including California. The mandates and the vaccines haven’t stopped the spread.
As to Biden’s current COVID-19 diagnosis?
At least it isn’t cancer. The remarkable thing about Biden’s purported cancer “gaffe” - apart from (incorrectly?) saying he has cancer - is that he didn’t notice he said he has cancer. A normal mind might correct itself after making such a seismic error. Biden didn’t comprehend the significance of his statement. He just continued mumbling along, reading words off a screen as fast as he could before getting out of that riverfront hellscape.
President Biden just said he has cancer.— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) July 20, 2022
Is it true?
Or is the Commander in Chief confused?
Who knows!! pic.twitter.com/OyrPXCYrd2
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Despite being double-vaccinated and double-boosted (and despite having promised Americans exactly a year ago that if you take the vaccines you won't get COVID), The White House is reporting that 79-year-old President Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 this morning.
Statement from Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre (emphasis and images ours)
This morning, President Biden tested positive for COVID-19. He is fully vaccinated and twice boosted and experiencing very mild symptoms.
He has begun taking Paxlovid.
Consistent with CDC guidelines, he will isolate at the White House and will continue to carry out all of his duties fully during that time. 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.
Consistent with White House protocol for positive COVID cases, which goes above and beyond CDC guidance, he will continue to work in isolation until he tests negative. Once he tests negative, he will return to in-person work.
Out of an abundance of transparency, the White House will provide a daily update on the Presidents status as he continues to carry out the full duties of the office while in isolation.
Per standard protocol for any positive case at the White House, the White House Medical Unit will inform all close contacts of the President during the day today, including any Members of Congress and any members of the press who interacted with the President during yesterday’s travel.
The President’s last previous test for COVID was Tuesday, when he had a negative test result.
The President's Doctor sent a clarifying note to The White House Press Secretary.
We are sure he will 'say the line'...
We wonder what she's thinking...
It's been quite a month for the president: falls off bike, fist-bumps MbS, lies about cancer, gets COVID, and hits new record low approval rating.