US President Joe Biden was treated with Paxlovid.
US President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 again on Saturday morning with no symptoms.
He will return to solitary confinement to “protect” those around him, his personal physician announced in a letter released by the White House.
The 79-year-old president tested positive for an antigen test late Saturday morning and will return to strict lockdown measures, wrote Dr. cases of rebound positivity are common among people treated with Paxlovid, Pfizer's anti-COVID pill.
Mr. Biden himself tweeted to break the news.
Friends, I have tested positive for COVID again. It happens to a small minority of people. I have no symptoms but will be self-isolating for the safety of everyone around me, he wrote.
Still working and I'll be back on the road soon, said Mr. Biden, who was to travel to Michigan on August 2 to speak on a law intended to release $ 52 billion in subsidies to restart the production of semi -drivers in the United States.
This trip – like another to Wilmington, Delaware – will not take place at this time, the US executive has said, and the president will remain in solitary confinement at the White House until that he tested negative for COVID.
Because Mr. Biden had tested negative on Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, Thursday morning and Friday morning, he was found to be COVID-negative. is indeed acting out of rebound positivity, according to his doctor.
“The President has not experienced a resurgence of symptoms and continues to feel completely good. »
— Dr. Kevin O'Connor
So there is no reason to resume treatment at this point, but Mr. Biden, the oldest president ever elected in the United States, will remain under observation, he continued.
Mr. Biden had tested positive on July 21 with very mild symptoms and was released from confinement on Wednesday after testing negative.
The president, who has been fully vaccinated and has received two booster doses, is keen to protect […] all those who have to work near him, whether they are White House staff, his bodyguards or entourage, Dr. O'Connor concluded.
Paxlovid is an antiviral treatment that works by decreasing the ability of the virus to replicate, which which slows down the progression of the disease. It must be taken within the first few days after symptoms appear to be effective.
It is recommended in the United States for people at risk of developing a severe case of disease, a category into which the American president falls due to his age.
Joe Biden's predecessor, Republican Donald Trump, announced on October 2, 2020 on Twitter that he had obtained tested positive for COVID-19.
He was evacuated by helicopter from the White House to Walter Reed Military Hospital and was treated there for three nights .