Biden recovers from COVID

Biden recovers from COVID, compares his mild case to Trump's more serious illness

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden celebrated his recovery from COVID-19 on Wednesday

with an appeal to Americans to get vaccinated and a comparison of his mild symptoms

and work-from-home performance to the more serious case experienced by his predecessor.

Biden, who is 79, ended his isolation period from COVID-19 after testing negative on Tuesday evening

During remarks to staff and reporters at the White House, he said he recovered without fear thanks to good care and readily available medicine.

Biden won the 2020 presidential election in part on a promise to take the pandemic more seriously than former President Donald Trump

whose own COVID case in the middle of the election campaign resulted in a trip to the hospital.