Biden remains in isolation despite negative Covid test — Analysis

The US leader will abide by the “strict isolation measures” until a second negative result, his doctor said

On Saturday, President Joe Biden was negative for Covid-19. “in an abundance of caution”Will remain isolated under strict supervision until another negative result proves he’s won. “rebound”According to Dr. Kevin O’Connor, White House physician

“The President continues to feel very well,” O’Connor wrote in his daily update on Biden’s condition.

Even though he had received two booster shots and was fully vaccinated on July 21, the US leader tested positive to Covid-19. After five days of isolation, he developed a slight cough and had body aches. He was finally negative the following week.

However, just three days later, Biden tested positive once again, with O’Connor noting that “a small percentage of” patients being treated for Covid-19 with Pfizer’s antiviral pill Paxlovid are likely to suffer so-called “rebound Covid positivity” – where they seem to recover from the disease before falling ill again.

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Biden described Paxlovid, his second bout with the virus after his initial bout, as “a very good friend.” game-changerIn the battle against Covid-19 and encouraged Americans to purchase the pills at drugstores across the country.

“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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated in May. White House Coronavirus Czar Dr. Anthony Fauci suffered a similar reinfection after he received Paxlovid for his Covid-19 case.

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