WH Immediately Tries to Stifle Questions Surrounding Biden’s Illness – Opinion

Joe Biden was quizzed Wednesday about his strategy to address the growing number of COVID-related cases.

Biden said he would tell people that they should be “getting vaccinated.”

But getting vaccinated didn’t prevent him from getting COVID. The White House reports that he was confirmed to have COVID.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked questions about his illness, but she wasn’t giving clear answers. They had the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, Dr. Ashish Jha there to assist, but not Biden’s physician, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, the person who is caring for him.

Jha was also asked from where Biden got it. When Jha said he didn’t know and turned to Jean-Pierre, Jean-Pierre stepped in to say that she didn’t think that was important.

“Look, I don’t think that that matters, right? I think what matters is we prepared for this moment,” she said.

“I think what matters is what Dr. Jha just laid out. If we look at where we were a year and a half ago, this is a president, when he walked in, one of his first priorities was to make sure we had a comprehensive plan to get people vaccinated,” she continued. “And so now we look to today, more and more people are getting closer to having a more normal life, vaccines are available.

“And as Dr. Jha said, if you have not gotten vaccinated, please do,” she added. “If you have not gotten boosted, please do. These treatments will keep you safe. And I think that’s what matters here, is making sure that we continue to do the work. And the good thing is that the president, again, has been vaccinated and double boosted.”

Biden was first vaccinated prior to his arrival. But even though he’s been vaccianted and double boosted, he still got it. Jean-Pierre, however, paid homage to the fact that he was vaccianted.

Jean-Pierre attempted to answer any questions about where it came from.

Knowing what to do is essential to trace the source of any information he has. I’m also rather curious if he got it in Saudi Arabia, which raises other questions. I’m also curious if he felt anything before Thursday, as he didn’t have any public appointments for two days. However, he went to Massachusetts on Wednesday. Along with White House officials, he was accompanied by Sen. Ed Markey and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D – MA), Rep. Jake Auchincloss(D-MA) and Rep. Bill Keating. Jean-Pierre wanted to stop any questioning.

Jean-Pierre said she couldn’t say when Biden started showing symptoms.

He said that he was tired and had a runny nasal, dry cough, and fatigued on Thursday morning.

As we reported, Biden tweeted a picture showing him at his desk, allegedly still working (without a mask) and Jean-Pierre’s response to that was just ridiculous.

We should hear from him in person and not Jha who isn’t treating him. The reporters asked why they were having to play “telephone,” with Jha relaying information rather than Biden’s doctor.

Reporters also wanted to know if there is a plan for what would happen if the worst happens. Jean-Pierre avoided the question, possibly suggesting that there was no plan.

One reason why we should be hearing from Biden’s doctor is that they are now stopping a couple of the regular medicines he takes because he will be taking the Paxlovid to treat the COVID. They’re stopping his blood thinner Eliquis that he’s using to treat atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat condition), as well as Crestor that he takes to bring down his cholesterol.

“I had a conversation about this with Dr. [Kevin] O’Connor. There are two medicines he’s on, Eliquis and Crestor … both of which need to be stopped when you take Paxlovid,” White House coronavirus coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha told reporters at a briefing.

“It’s a very standard, common thing that we do when we give people Paxlovid,” Jha said.

“You don’t need to do anything in those circumstances. They both get stopped for the five days that he’s on Paxlovid and then they get restarted and it’s totally fine and pretty normal practice.”

However, Dr. Brett Giroir (assistant secretary of health during Trump’s administration) and Dr. Marc Siegel (a Fox contributor), expressed concern about stopping blood thinners completely. Giroir said, “[I]t would be more of a problem to be off his blood thinners, which he really does need.” Siegel said he should reduce but not eliminate the blood thinner. Both suggested that some of Biden’s comments during his speech in Massachusetts — including talking about having cancer — might have been due to “mind fog” from COVID.

“Especially since one of his symptoms that he was talking about was fatigue last night … I think that that symptom might imply a certain amount of brain fog … maybe that explains some of the comments that he made yesterday, you know, about being confused about the cancer issue,” Siegel said.

Unfortunately, Biden has had issues with “mind fog” for decades, so I’m not sure COVID is the answer for that kind of a comment.

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