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President Biden has examined constructive for COVID-19 once more, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, his doctor, says.
“After testing damaging on Tuesday night, Wednesday morning, Thursday morning and Friday morning, the President examined constructive late Saturday morning, by antigen testing,” the physician mentioned in a letter launched by the White Home.
O’Connor mentioned Biden just isn’t experiencing signs, and feels effectively. The physician mentioned there isn’t any cause to reinitiate therapy with Paxlovid right now, however the president will “reinitiate strict isolation procedures.”
Biden wrote on Twitter: “Of us, as we speak I examined constructive for COVID once more. This occurs with a small minority of oldsters. I’ve obtained no signs however I’m going to isolate for the protection of everybody round me. I am nonetheless at work, and will probably be again on the highway quickly.”
Biden, 79, is absolutely vaccinated and has had two booster pictures. He first examined constructive on July 21.
He was handled with a five-day course of Paxlovid, an antiviral capsule that is been discovered to be extremely efficient at lowering the dangers of hospitalization and demise for COVID-19 sufferers with delicate or average signs. However some individuals who take Paxlovid expertise a “rebound,” the place an individual can as soon as once more check constructive between two and eight days after signs have pale and having examined damaging.
“Restricted data at the moment accessible from case experiences means that individuals handled with Paxlovid who expertise COVID-19 rebound have had delicate sickness; there are not any experiences of extreme illness,” the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention mentioned concerning the phenomenon.