Those included quarantining for a full week after the first sign of symptoms and continuing to wear a mask for 10 days afterward when in public settings both indoor and outdoor.
However, Biden appeared at a news conference outside the White House on Wednesday, July 27, crowing about his clean bill of health, which was, in retrospect, reminiscent of former President George W. Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” banner celebrating the end of the Iraq war that would go on for years afterward.
Biden’s apparent victory over his own personal health, along with Senate votes on two federal spending measures—a scaled-down version of his formerly $4 trillion Build Back Better bill and a bipartisan bill backing the semiconductor industry—prompted the left-leaning Politico to declare on Friday that the deeply unpopular president was “back in the game,” according to Fox News.
“After enduring a brutal year dominated by economic angst, legislative setbacks and sinking approval ratings, the president is suddenly on the verge of a turnaround that, the White House believes, could salvage his summer—and alter the trajectory of his presidency,” claimed Politico.
Conservative media scoffed at the assertion, which likely was issued at the behest of Biden White House officials.
Even former Obama advisor Van Jones noted that one good week was not going to give Democrats their much coveted reset following a year and a half of failures.
“[T]his is a successful presidency,” Jones claimed in a CNN panel on Friday, according to the Daily Caller. “You just have to [erase the] last six months of nonsense that takes away from it.”
On Thursday, Biden again disregarded the masking guidance during a forum with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.
one of the photos from the event today. pic.twitter.com/PV08Urdp0b
— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) July 28, 2022
On Saturday, however, news broke that the president had again tested positive for COVID and would be returning to isolation.
FWIW, at the Yellen’s press conference today, all reporters were required to test negative ahead of time, and we were all told to wear masks when she entered the room. https://t.co/qQ2ImoM2xr
— Victoria Guida (@vtg2) July 29, 2022
Biden doesn’t seem to follow doctors’ Covid-related orders.
In Israel, he disobeyed his doctor as he hugged and shook with local officials at Ben Gurion Airport.
Now this. https://t.co/1sL206rYhT
— Alex Ward (@alexbward) July 28, 2022
When we saw Biden this week after he tested negative, he did not wear a mask around others as CDC says he should. WH says he was sufficiently distanced from others but CDC guidance says nothing about distance when requiring recently-positive people to mask for a few days pic.twitter.com/y76T32s60y
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) July 30, 2022
In fairness, Biden reportedly showed no additional symptoms of COVID. The current BA.5 variant appears to be considerably less virulent than past versions and may be more akin to a bad cold than to the pandemic conditions that Democrats used to shut down major portions of the economy during former President Donald Trump’s final year in his prior presidential term.
In fact, the spread of such variants may help develop natural immunity that, along with an array of antivirals and other treatments, have contributed to the effective neutralization of the COVID threat for much of the population.
Nonetheless, the CDC’s guidance continues to recommend that most U.S. locations currently require masking in public, citing high risk of spread.
The Biden administration also continues to punish holdouts for its federal government vaccine mandates, including military servicemembers, despite scientific evidence showing the vaccines have no effect at preventing COVID variants and may pose unknown health risks that have yet to be fully studied.
The courts also have largely sided against Biden’s vaccine mandates, saying that his health agencies lacked the authority to impose them.
Biden himself was twice vaccinated with the Pfizer mRNSA shot and twice boosted prior to his recent bout of the virus. In an example of yet another semantic game played by the constantly gaslighting administration, he continued to claim that his good health was attributable to the experimental jabs.
“You can live without fear by doing what I did,” Biden claimed Wednesday. “Get boosted, get tested and get treatment.”
Several Democrats who were in proximity of Biden prior to his exposure, including Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., have since tested positive, potentially waylaying the vote needed to formalize Biden’s new spending bill.
Although longtime holdout Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has agreed to the compromise with Sentate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the bill—which Democrats hope to pass with no Republican support in the evenly split Senate using the reconciliation process—needs all 50 senators in the Democratic caucus to be on board.
Ben Sellers is the editor of Headline USA. Follow him at truthsocial.com/@bensellers.