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President Biden tests negative for COVID, isolating until 2nd negative

President Joe Biden examined negative for COVID-19 on Saturday however will proceed to isolate on the White House until a second negative check, his physician stated.

Dr. Kevin O’Connor wrote in his newest each day replace that the president, “in an abundance of warning,” will abide by the “strict isolation measures” in place since his “rebound” an infection was detected July 30, pending a follow-up negative outcome.

Biden, 79, got here down with the virus a second time three days after he had emerged from isolation from his preliminary bout with COVID-19, reported on July 21. There have been uncommon rebound circumstances documented amongst a small minority of these, who like Biden, had been prescribed the anti-viral medicine Paxlovid, which has been proved to scale back the chance of significant sickness and loss of life from the virus amongst these at highest danger.

O’Connor wrote that Biden “continues to really feel very nicely.”

Biden’s travel has been on hold as he awaited a negative test. He plans to visit Kentucky on Monday to view damage from catastrophic flooding and meet with families.

Biden was “doing great,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated Saturday when requested about his well being throughout her look in Las Vegas at a joint convention of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. She stated that when she speaks to the president, he tells her to “inform people I’ve been working eight-plus hours a day.”

During his first go-around with the virus, Biden’s primary symptoms were a runny nose, fatigue and a loose cough, his doctor said at the time. During his rebound case, O’Connor said only Biden’s cough returned and had “almost completely resolved” by Friday.

Regulators are nonetheless finding out the prevalence and virulence of rebound circumstances, however the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in May warned medical doctors that it has been reported to happen inside two days to eight days after initially testing negative for the virus.

“Limited info at the moment out there from case studies means that individuals handled with Paxlovid who expertise COVID-19 rebound have had gentle sickness; there aren’t any studies of extreme illness,” the agency said at the time.

 

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