The White House says Biden will undergo a medical checkup later this year and the results will be made public
- At 78, Biden is America’s oldest president
- His last medical summary came out in December 2019
- It described a 77-year-old ‘male fitness to successfully perform presidency duties’
- The White House has often been asked when Biden gets a doctor
- Now the White House says Biden will be checked before the end of the year, but gives no further details
President Joe Biden will undergo a medical check-up before the end of the year, according to the White House, which said the results would be made public.
Officials are reluctant to discuss the 78-year-old’s health.
But every verbal gaffe, every cough, and every stumbling block raises questions about whether the oldest president in history can keep a busy schedule for his full four-year term.
The White House says Biden will undergo a medical check-up before the end of the year and the results will be disclosed to the public
His most recent summary came during the 2019 campaign and concluded that he was fit to fully exercise the powers of the Presidency
His government promised full transparency, but has not released an update to the three-page medical summary released about 17 months ago.
“The president plans to have an audit conducted later this year and the results will be made public,” Deputy White House press secretary Andrew Bates told DailyMail.com on Tuesday.
The question has been raised several times during the daily White House briefings.
On Friday, press secretary Jen Psaki said she did not know an appointment was scheduled.
“I don’t have an update at the moment,” she said.
“But sure, when he has his next medical appointment, we’ll be transparent about that and provide that information to all of you.”
His last summary was released in December 2019, when his physician, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, described the then-candidate as a “healthy, strong, 77-year-old man, fit to successfully carry out the duties of the presidency. ‘.
He also noted that Biden was being treated for atrial fibrillation and was taking medications for seasonal allergies and occasional reflux.
Biden suffered an embarrassing stumbling block on the steps of Air Force One in March before flying to Georgia. He often jogs to the bottom of the stairs and jumps up one or two steps when he knows the cameras are on him
His detractors, however, have used every misstep as evidence of increasing vulnerability.
In December, he broke his foot while playing with one of his dogs, forcing him to wear an orthopedic boot as it healed.
And then he tripped three times in March as he climbed the stairs to Air Force One for a trip to Georgia.
It was an embarrassing moment for a man who showed little force when the cameras were pointed at him.
Biden often jogs to the steps of the presidential plane, and the White House has released multiple slow-motion videos of the president deliberately striding about his business.
Stuart Jay Olshansky, a professor of public health at the University of Illinois who studies the lifespan of presidents, said his analysis suggested that Biden had all the hallmarks of a “ superager, ” someone who would remain active later in life.
But he said his assessment was only as good as the information he could analyze.
“We have to rely on the validity of the information,” he said. ‘We don’t know what’s not included. We can only rely on what is available. ‘