President Joe Biden tested antagonistic for the archetypal clip aft 7 consecutive days of affirmative tests successful the alleged rebound COVID-19 case.
“This morning, his SARS-CoV-2 antigen investigating was negative,” White House doc Dr. Kevin O’Connor wrote successful a statement. “In an abundance of caution, the President volition proceed his strict isolation measures pending a 2nd antagonistic trial arsenic antecedently described.”
O’Connor didn’t notation successful the update whether the president inactive has a cough, which the president’s doc said connected Friday has “almost wholly resolved.”
The White House announced that Biden volition question to eastbound Kentucky connected Monday to survey the damages caused by the Appalachia floods on with Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear.
The announcement caused rather a disturbance among the reporters arsenic Biden inactive tested affirmative connected Friday morning.
“You person announced the question for Monday to Kentucky, but you did not bespeak whether that is contingent connected the President’s COVID status. And you said the excavation would beryllium covering that arsenic well,” a newsman questioned White House property caput Karine Jean-Pierre. “So volition helium beryllium going to Kentucky careless of his COVID status, and volition a afloat excavation travel him?”
Jean-Pierre aboriginal clarified that Biden volition not question unless helium is negative.
“He would not bash that,” she added.
Paxlovid and ‘Rebound’ COVID-19
Biden tested affirmative again connected July 30 aft helium recovered from his erstwhile COVID-19 infection.
O’Connor said what the president had is simply a uncommon “rebound” lawsuit usually observed successful a tiny percent of patients treated with Paxlovid.
Paxlovid is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for early-stage attraction of mild to mean COVID-19 among high-risk patients.
“COVID-19 rebound has been reported to hap betwixt 2 and 8 days aft archetypal betterment and is characterized by a recurrence of COVID-19 symptoms oregon a caller affirmative viral trial aft having tested negative,” CDC said successful a wellness advisory successful May.
No grounds shows that further attraction is needed successful the alleged COVID-19 rebound cases.
Researchers from the University of California–San Diego School of Medicine said the rebound whitethorn beryllium caused by insufficient vulnerability to the drug.
However, the researchers said much accusation is needed to find if adjustments are indispensable for attraction plans with Paxlovid.
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