President Joe Biden was positive again for COVID on Saturday. This is just over a week after his first positive test.
Biden first tested positive for the virus on July 21 and isolated at the White House. White House doctor Kevin O’Connor prescribed Paxlovid to him.
After testing negative for several weeks, Biden’s most recent positive result is called a “rebound”. O’Connor wrote Saturday in a doctor’s note to Karine Jean Pierre, White House press secretary. According to O’Connor, it happens only in a few COVID patients taking Paxlovid. (RELATED : CNN’s John Berman presses White House official: “Why can’t we check in” with Biden’s doctor?
” “As O’Connor explained last week, in recognition of the possibility of so-called’rebound’ covid positivity seen in a small number of patients receiving PAXLOVID treatment, the President raised his testing frequency to ensure early detection of any viral replication,” O’Connor said.
Biden’s doctor says the president tested positive for COVID again (after testing negative for several days in a row): pic.twitter.com/jXhM3uUMIV
— Shelby Talcott (@ShelbyTalcott) July 30, 2022
“After testing negative on Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, Thursday morning and Friday morning, the President tested positive late Saturday morning, by antigen testing,” O’Connor continued. “This in fact represents ‘rebound’ positivity.” (RELATED: Kamala Harris Tests Positive For COVID-19)
Biden is currently experiencing no symptoms, according to the White House physician. According to the White House physician, Biden will be isolated and under close observation. I’m still at work, and will be back on the road soon,” Biden wrote.
In June, Dr. Anthony Fauci also experienced “rebound” COVID after originally testing positive and taking Paxlovid,” CNN reported at the time.