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US President Biden tests negative after second bout of COVID-19

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 Jul 21.

There have been uncommon rebound instances documented amongst a small minority of these, who like Biden, had been prescribed the anti-viral treatment Paxlovid, which has been proved to cut back the chance of severe sickness and dying from the virus amongst these at highest threat.

During his first go-around with the virus, Biden’s major signs had been a runny nostril, fatigue and a unfastened cough, his physician mentioned on the time. During his rebound case, O’Connor mentioned solely Biden’s cough returned and had “almost completely resolved” by Friday.

Regulators are nonetheless learning the prevalence and virulence of rebound instances, 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 information currently available from case reports suggests that persons treated with Paxlovid who experience COVID-19 rebound have had mild illness; there are no reports of severe disease,” the company mentioned on the time.