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Biden remains isolated despite negative Covid test

The US chief will abide by the “strict isolation measures” till a second negative outcome, his physician mentioned

President Joe Biden examined negative for Covid-19 on Saturday, however “in an abundance of warning” will stay in strict isolation underneath day by day monitoring till a second negative outcome confirms he has crushed his “rebound” an infection, in line with White House doctor Dr. Kevin O’Connor.

“The President continues to really feel very effectively,” O’Connor wrote in his day by day replace on Biden’s situation.

The US chief initially examined constructive for Covid-19 on July 21, despite having been absolutely vaccinated and receiving two booster photographs. He labored in isolation for 5 days, whereas experiencing a light cough and physique aches, earlier than testing negative final week.

However, simply three days later, Biden examined constructive as soon as once more, with O’Connor noting that “a small share of” sufferers being handled for Covid-19 with Pfizer’s antiviral tablet Paxlovid are prone to endure so-called “rebound Covid positivity” – the place they appear to get well from the illness earlier than falling in poor health once more.

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Following his first bout with the virus, Biden described Paxlovid as a game-changer within the combat towards Covid-19, and urged Americans to acquire the capsules from drugstores across the nation.

“Limited info presently out there from case reviews means that individuals handled with Paxlovid who expertise COVID-19 rebound have had delicate sickness; there aren’t any reviews of extreme illness,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mentioned in May. White House coronavirus czar Dr. Anthony Fauci additionally suffered such a reinfection when he handled his case of Covid-19 with Paxlovid.