Joe Biden is “asymptomatic” – does that mean he has covid?

1) Is Joe Biden Covid-positive?

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki caused a commotion after she said something rather head-scratching about President Joe Biden

It was during a press conference on Tuesday that Psaki spoke about the president’s health after it was reported that he had been in “close contact” with someone who tested positive for COVID.

And Psaki’s response raised some eyebrows.

“He’s asymptomatic. I spent several hours with him this morning, and he is feeling great.  And you’ll see him at the speech shortly,” she said.

Traditionally the word “asymptomatic” has been used to describe someone who has tested positive but is not displaying symptoms.

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2) Biden delivers a double dose of ineptitude. Michael Goodwin writes:

If you are one of those people who wants more Joe Biden, Tuesday was your lucky day. The president delivered a double dose by holding forth on two distinct topics bedeviling his presidency. 

The first was a long-winded, dreary and convoluted planned address on his administration’s response to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant. It dealt with life and death, but was delivered in an obligatory manner, as if he would have rather spent the time getting to know his new pet dog. 

The second dose of Biden came during a brief question-and-answer session with reporters afterward, and it was there and only there that he showed real passion. The spark was a question over Sen. Joe Manchin’s refusal to support the Build Back Better bill and while Biden was careful not to throw more burning oil on the West Virginia Democrat, he grew visibly angry while claiming provisions in the bill are crucial for working- and middle-class families.

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3) A Democrat lawmaker who made her reputation on anti-police legislation was carjacked in Philidelpia. Darwin award winner?