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Infected with COVID-19 at a time when we're seeing a surge of the BA four and BA 5 omicron sub variants. They're doing well. We had a lot of work done going to continue to get it done. And in the meantime, thanks for your concern and keep the faith is going to be okay. Justin Finch is covering it for ABC News and spoke with Taylor van zeiss. Justin, what's The White House saying today about the severity of the infection and the president's prognosis? The White House is essentially saying here there are reasons here to be relieved by the diagnosis as it stands right now. The president's symptoms are said to be mild runny nose, a dry cough, some fatigue so far, but he is working from The White House today, making calls and having Zoom meetings. He last tested negative on Tuesday of this week, giving you a sense of how quickly they saw turned. He's also now taking the antiviral packs lovit to help minimize his symptoms. They're saying that this kind of happened this morning with his test for COVID-19, testing positive. If he had some symptoms yesterday, they said feeling tired after that speech he gave in Somerset, Massachusetts and also having a restless sleep and given that he was tested and that test was found to be positive. The vice president here also testing negative as well today. Both she and the First Lady traveling today and wearing their masks as part of their protocol here. But the real message, The White House has kind of attached to this is the importance of everyone being aware of their symptoms and of course the transmissibility of these sub variants now across the country. And what can you tell us about who the president may have been exposed to? Where this may have come from and who he may have exposed. That's what a real big question at The White House briefing just where this could be traced to. The White House at this point not exactly giving us that triangulation, but we have to price in here. The amount of travel the president has done just recently to Massachusetts just yesterday and before that going abroad to the Middle East. And so some questions have arisen about cliff that have happened in between any of those trips. The White House saying they don't have the answer to that just yet, but our contact tracing at The White House as well. But we know that was a concern as the president was going to the Middle East last week. We know the president is on pax lovid now to treat this. But he's in his late 70s, and by the time many of us get to that age, we're probably all on some prescription or another. Does he have to take any other considerations for his health or other issues that he has held with his own health? The White House saying that that appears to be his major concern here is his age just by being 79 that puts you in a whole other level of concern medically about this disease. We do know that he is fully vaccinated. And twice boosted his most recent booster shot back on March 30 fairly recently, and these are all things that are working in his advantage here because of that full vaccination and boosting protocol here. We do know that the president has had some medical issues in the past, but they have said The White House. His doctors at the biggest concern right now is his age, was helping him in this case though, is that he does have that full vaccination and also catching this early. ABC's Justin Finch with us on northwest news radio, Justin, thank you. That's Taylor van zeiss. The Supreme Court is declining a request from the Biden administration on prioritizing select immigrants for deportation, but will here arguments Brian shook has more. 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