Just three days ago, White House physician Kevin O’Connor said US President Joe Biden had tested negative for COVID-19 and would end his strict isolation measures in result.
Joe Biden’s presidential Twitter account announced on Saturday that he had tested positive for COVID-19 a second time just days after recovering.
“Friends, today I tested positive for COVID again. This happens with a small minority of people. surround”, the handle @POTUS notedadding that the president would continue to work, “and will be on the road soon”.
According to White House physician O’Connor, Biden tested positive in a so-called “rebound” case. He does not suffer from any symptoms and “continues to feel quite well”, assured the doctor.
“As described last week, recognizing the potential for so-called ‘rebound’ COVID positivity seen in a small percentage of patients treated with PAXLOVID, the President has increased his testing cadence, both to protect those around him and to ensure early detection of any return of viral replication.After testing negative on Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, Thursday morning and Friday morning, the President tested positive late Saturday morning, by antigen test. made a ‘rebound’ positivity,” O’Connor explained in a letter posted by the White House Twitter account.
Paxlovid is an oral medication used as a treatment for COVID-19 and is manufactured by Pfizer. The Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization for the drug in late 2021.
November 18, 2021, 3:50 p.m. GMT