Biden to receive updated Covid-19 booster shot Tuesday
Former Vice President Joe Biden will begin receiving the updated immunization against the coronavirus called COVID-19 on Tuesday. He will have a nasal swab test that will determine whether he has been exposed.
The news of Biden’s new coronavirus test came during his Tuesday night rally in Pennsylvania, where he spoke of how the first cases of the coronavirus are spreading nationwide.
“This is our war to protect America’s health,” he said of his comments. “I believe our government is doing the right thing as we’ve never seen before to protect Americans from what I think can be a horrible disease.”
Biden will not be able to travel internationally for any length of time.
The new test will be part of Biden’s COVID-19 plan to protect the people of Pennsylvania. He intends to have the swab taken at his local polling station during the primary. The primary is set to take place on April 21.
Biden’s swab test takes about 10 to 15 minutes, according to ABC News. The test will be tested for both the coronavirus as well as the SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the pandemic.
Biden’s campaign will distribute additional information on the testing, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a statement on the new test.
“As the coronavirus spreads, the CDC is preparing Americans for the possibility that they may need to use a test to identify exposure to the virus,” the CDC said in its statement. “That test is already in use by health care providers and public health officials to determine if the person has had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Because this test is similar to the one already in use by public health officials, we are not recommending it for patients or health care providers until there is more information about how it works and what patients’ rights might be at stake.”
Health officials are warning that people who show flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough and shortness of breath are at risk of being tested for coronavirus.
It remains unclear whether Biden will be tested for the coronavirus.
The test will be available to those he contacts, and anyone who wants to, once Biden