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President Joe Biden tests negative for Covid-19 following rebound case

President Joe Biden tests negative for Covid-19 following rebound case

“The president is still feeling really good,” wrote Dr. Kevin O’Connor. “Given his positive rebound that we reported last Saturday, we have continued to monitor the daily check. This morning, his SARS-CoV-2 antigen test was negative. With great caution, the president will continue his strict isolation measures pending a second negative test such as previously described.”

During the isolation, the president virtually participated in public events from the White House residence. On two occasions, he made socially distancing remarks to a restricted pool from the Blue Room balcony, announced a successful strike that killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri on Monday, and signed two bills declaring Covid-19 fraud on Friday. – taking a hard line on emergency services.
President and First Lady Jill Biden is scheduled to visit Kentucky Monday after deadly floods in the eastern part of the state killed dozens of people and devastated the area.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “People with recurrence of COVID-19 symptoms or a new positive viral test after testing negative should restart isolation and re-isolate for at least 5 days.”

During Biden’s first bout with the disease, he experienced mild symptoms, including a runny nose, fatigue, high fever and cough, according to his doctor. Paxlovid’s five-day course completed by the president requires a doctor’s prescription and is available through emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of mild to moderate Covid-19 in people 12 years and older who are at high risk of developing cancer. severe disease.

The CDC issued a health warning to doctors on May 24 advising that Covid-19 symptoms sometimes come back, and that may be how the infection plays out in some people, regardless of whether they’ve been vaccinated or treated with drugs like Paxlovid. The CDC said most rebound cases involve mild illness and there are no reports of severe illness.

Biden is fully vaccinated and has received two booster shots. He received his first two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine ahead of his January 2021 inauguration, his first booster in September and his second booster in March.

This story has been updated.