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Joe Biden is again declared positive for COVID-19 and reconfines himself


He will return to isolation to “protect” those around him, his personal doctor announced in a letter released by the White House.

The president, who is 79 years old, was declared positive on Saturday morning according to an antigen test and will again submit to strict containment measureswrote Dr. Kevin O’Connor, according to whom the cases of bounce 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 self-isolate for the safety of everyone around mehe wrote.

I’m still working and I’ll be back on the road soonsaid Mr. Biden, who was to go to Michigan on August 2 to speak on a law intended to release 52 billion dollars in subsidies to revive the production of semiconductors in the United States.

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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 he is declared negative for COVID.

As Mr. Biden had tested negative on Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, Thursday morning and Friday morning, this is definitely rebound positivityaccording to his doctor.

The president has not experienced a resurgence of symptoms and continues to feel completely well. »

A quote from Dr. Kevin O’Connor

There is therefore no reason to resume treatment at this stage.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 came out of confinement on Wednesday after testing negative.

The president, fully vaccinated and who has received two booster doses, wishes to protect all those […] who have to work near himwhether White House staff, his bodyguards or those around him, Dr. O’Connor concluded.

What is Paxlovid used for?

Paxlovid is an antiviral treatment that works by reducing the ability of the virus to replicate, thereby slowing 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 the 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 tested positive for COVID-19.

He had been evacuated by helicopter from the White House to the Walter Reed military hospital and had been treated there for three nights.

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