President Biden has tested positive for COVID-19. Biden is fully vaccinated and twice boosted, and is currently experiencing mild symptoms. (The New York Times)

Biden has been administered Paxlovid, a combination of two antiviral drugs, after his positive test. Pfizer’s drug has been endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for reducing the risk of hospitalization and death from the virus. (NPR)

The House of Representatives has approved a bill to codify the right to contraception. The bill would enshrine a federal right for people to access contraceptives and for doctors and pharmacists to provide them without fear of sanction. (CNBC)

New York State has reported the country’s first polio case since 2013. The state department of health said the unidentified individual was infected with a type 2 vaccine-derived poliovirus. (STAT)

Tokyo’s daily COVID case count has surpassed 30,000. Japan’s capital reported a record 31,878 new infections, exceeding 30,000 for the first time since the start of the pandemic. (Reuters)