“The President has not experienced a re-emergence of symptoms and is still feeling well,” Dr. Kevin O’Connor, white House doctor, said in a memorandum issued by the press office. “That being the case, there’s no reason to restart treatment at this time, but we’ll obviously continue close observation.”
“‘Rebound’ positivity,” as O’Connor called it, means that Biden Heeding medical advice was forced to resume “strict isolation procedures”. The White House announced that the president will no longer travel to his home in Wilmington, Delaware as planned on Sunday or make a scheduled visit to Michigan on Tuesday.
Biden downplayed the development. “Guys, today I tested positive covid Again,” he wrote on Twitter. “It happens to a small minority of people. I don’t have any symptoms but I’m going to isolate for the safety of everyone around me. I’m still at work, and will be back on the road soon.” ”
Biden first tested positive for Covid-19 on July 21 and experienced a sore throat, runny nose, cough, body aches and fatigue. After five days of isolation, he tested negative on Tuesday evening and returned Oval Office on Wednesday.
But the doctor was seeing signs of a rebound case and made sure to keep testing him every day. He tested negative on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday before receiving a positive antigen result on Saturday.
The Paxlovid rebound has become a source of debate within the scientific community and among COVID-19 patients. Preliminary clinical study of the drug, which is done by pfizer, suggested that about 1% to 2% of those treated with paxlovid experienced symptoms again. A study published in June that has not yet been peer-reviewed found that about 5% of 13,644 adults tested positive again within 30 days and 6% experienced symptoms again.
“While we continue to monitor real-world data, we remain very confident in the effectiveness of treatment in preventing serious consequences from COVID-19,” Pfizer spokeswoman Amy Rose said in a statement on Saturday.