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Working from home during covid seems to work out for Biden

Biden has presided over a remarkably successful stretch of his presidency since testing positive for covid nearly two weeks ago. Biden celebrated as the Senate, and then the House, passed the Chips and Science Act. He delighted as Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin III (W.Va.) and Charles E. Schumer (N.Y.) reached a secretive and unexpected $370 billion deal on legislation to lower prescription drug prices, cut emissions and overhaul how the country produces energy. Biden announced Monday evening that he had ordered the successful killing via two Hellfire missiles of Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al-Qaeda, who, along with Osama bin Laden, helped mastermind the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

The White House has pushed back on the notion that Biden has spent his quarantine receding from public view. A White House aide provided a list of activities Biden has engaged in during his bout with covid. Biden’s decision to authorize the Hellfire missile strike on Zawahiri underscores the sort of strength his team is desperate for him to project as Democrats head into the November elections. Many of Biden's critics say he hardly deserves credit for his productive fortnight, though some argue that some of the successes, like the deal between Manchin and Schumer, did not involve Biden all. “The less they see him, the less they're reminded of the fact that he's kind of weak, feeble and past his prime,” said Andy Surabian,