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Biden COVID-19 symptoms now include sore throat, body aches: doctor

( Fox )

President Biden has developed body aches and a sore throat but is tolerating the Paxlovid treatment for COVID-19 well, his doctor said Saturday.

Dr. Kevin C. O'Connor, physician to the president, said preliminary sequencing indicated Biden has contracted the BA5 variant, the most common variant in the U.S. right now.

"President Biden completed his second full day of PAXLOVID last night," O'Connor said. "His symptoms continue to improve. His primary symptoms, though less troublesome, now include sore throat, rhinorrhea, loose cough and body aches."

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Biden is supplementing his Paxlovid treatment with oral hydration, Tylenol and his albuterol inhaler which "he uses as needed for cough," his doctor said.

"His voice remains deep. His pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate and temperature remain entirely normal. His oxygen saturation continues to be excellent on room air. His lungs remain clear."

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