Biden cleared to leave isolation — Analysis
After the second negative Covid test in a row, the US president is returning to “public engagement and presidential travel”
US President Joe Biden has been cleared to return to ‘business as usual’ following the second consecutive negative Covid-19 test, White House physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor said on Sunday.
On Saturday, despite receiving a negative test, Biden remained in isolation as a precaution pending confirmation that he had beaten his “The rebound” infection. According to O’Connor’s Sunday update, the president’s test was negative again.
“He will safely return to public engagement and presidential travel,” O’Connor wrote. When leaving the White House, Biden removed his mask and told reporters that he felt good and was “It is clear” to go.
The president tested positive for Covid-19 after being fully vaccinated. However, he also received two booster shot. After five days of isolation, he developed a slight cough and body ache, which he then tested negative for last week.
Three days later, Biden was positive again. O’Connor said that “A small portion” of patients that are treated for Covid-19 with Pfizer’s Paxlovid antiviral medication may suffer “rebound Covid positivity” – in which they seem to recover before falling ill again.
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