Joe Biden is being accused of epitomizing white supremacy, according to a doctor who is also a professor and medical director, because he was allegedly working while sick with what has been labeled a mild coronavirus infection.
Following Biden’s claim that he was “getting a lot of work done” while sick, Kimberly Sue, MD, an assistant professor of medicine at Yale University and the medical director of an organization that advocates for providing clean needles to drug addicts, said the following:
“POTUS working while having COVID illness reflects white supremacy urgency in the workplace,” tweeted Sue. “He sets a poor example for everyone since he is unable to rest. COVID infection is unpleasant, and people should be allowed time off without being forced to work through it.”
Several people responded to Sue’s post, including:
Daniel W. Drezner, professor: “Putting aside the issue of ‘white supremacy,’ surely a competent physician would know better than to apply the same measures to everyone infected with a disease that generates dramatically varying symptoms.”
Kurt Schlichter, attorney: “Today’s most stupid tweet,” he added.
Brit Hume, Fox News: “This is what happens to the brains of those who view the world and all that exists in it through the lens of race.”
The 79-year-old president was experiencing “very minor symptoms,” according to the White House when it announced Biden’s diagnosis on Thursday. He is able to be involved in meetings regularly and is taking Paxlovid, they added.
“President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 this morning,” White House Press Sec. Karine Jean-Pierre said. “He is fully immunized and has been boosted twice, and he is now experiencing very mild symptoms.”
“He has been in touch with White House personnel by phone this morning and he will participate in his scheduled appointments at the White House via phone and Zoom from the home,” she continued. “He will continue working independently until he tests negative, following White House protocol for positive COVID cases, that goes above and beyond CDC instructions. When he tests negative, he will go back to to in-person activity.”