November 20 2021, According to a comprehensive report, on November 19th local time, the White House said that US President Biden had resumed his presidency. Earlier that day, Biden underwent a routine medical examination, which required him to temporarily transfer the president’s authority to the vice president. Biden’s doctor also said that Biden, who is about to turn 79 years old, is in good health and suitable for performing presidential duties.
Biden returns to the White House after a routine medical examination
Re-inauguration of presidential duties
According to U.S. media reports, the White House said in a statement that President Biden underwent colonoscopy as part of a routine physical examination. Performing this examination requires him to be in an anesthesia coma for a period of time. According to the U.S. Constitution, this means that the president is required to formally transfer power to Vice President Harris.
Biden Health Condition
Biden Health Condition White House spokesman Psaki said: “President Biden will hand over power to the Vice President for a short period of time when he is under anesthesia. During this period, the vice president will work in her office in the west wing.
At a press briefing late on the 19th, the White House said Biden called Harris at about 11:35 a.m. local time in Washington to inform the Vice President that he was awake and in good spirits and ready to continue to perform his presidential duties.
According to the report, this medical examination is the first routine medical examination since Biden took office. The president’s routine medical examination was conducted at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, north of Washington.
Medical examination report says Biden’s overall health
But there are two situations to pay attention to.
According to the Chinese website of the United States, Biden’s doctor Kevin O’Connor generally believes that Biden is healthy, but points out that the president clears his throat more frequently and walks stiffer.
“President Biden is still a healthy and energetic 78-year-old man who can successfully perform presidential duties, including the Chief Executive, Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Third Army.” O’Connor wrote in a six-page summary.
O’Connor said that he thought two areas needed further investigation – especially the recent frequent “voice clearing” and stiff gait.
“The president’s gait seems to be stiffer and less fluent than in the past. He did admit that he would be a little stiff in the morning, but it improved during the day. O’Connor pointed out that Biden broke his foot about a year ago, which could lead to this stiffness.
In addition, O’Connor also conducted a broader assessment of Biden’s spinal arthritis and “peripheral neuropathy”, which means that his feet feel a little lost.
O’Connor believes that Biden is experiencing “increasing frequency and severity” of “voice cleaning” and attributes it to a digestive system disease called gastroesophageal reflux (GERD).
President Biden occasionally has symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux, mainly because he needs to clear his throat more frequently. This may also lead to occasional cough and sinus congestion. His symptoms usually worsen soon after meals. He wrote.
Biden last released the results of the medical assessment during the presidential election in December 2019. In November 2020, he broke his foot while playing with his dog, but he did not have any health problems while in the White House. Biden was the oldest president when he was sworn in.