"I got through it with no fear. A very mild discomfort because of these essentials, lifesaving tools. And guess what, I want to remind everybody: They are free. They are convenient, and they are safe, and they work."

President Biden, addressing the nation from the Rose Garden, credited the vaccines, booster shots and the Paxlovid antiviral treatment he was prescribed for averting a severe case of the virus. Biden, 79, is at high risk for a severe case of COVID-19 due to his age, as reported by CNN in its story, “Biden 'Feeling Great' and Back to Work in Person After Testing Negative for COVID-19.”