In the past couple of weeks, President Joe Biden has had an interesting battle with COVID, especially considering how vocal he has been about vaccinations.
Despite the constant pressure upon Americans to receive endless booster shots, Biden recently contracted COVID, remaining in isolation for days as he received treatment.
The president eventually tested negative for the virus, though the initial infection raised questions about the efficacy of receiving multiple booster shots.
However, the COVID saga with the president has taken yet another turn, as Biden is now testing positive for COVID again.
In other words, Biden has now been affected by COVID twice in the past few weeks, which is a remarkable development for a world leader.
According to Dr. Kevin O’Connor, who serves as the White House physician, Biden “continues to feel well,” and he will be working in isolation from the executive residence.
Since Biden has tested positive for COVID, he has been forced to cancel any further in-person events and travel plans, remaining in isolation for at least five days, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, or CDC guidelines.
Biden initially tested positive for COVID on July 21, and he was treated with Paxlovid, an antiviral drug, afterwards.
Following his treatment with Paxlovid, Biden tested negative for the virus for two days in a row. However, shortly thereafter, he began to test positive for COVID once again, which is also known as a “rebound case” of COVID.
Research has revealed that a small percentage of individuals who receive Paxlovid for COVID treatment may experience a rebound case of the virus.
However, despite Biden falling in the minority, experts argue he will be in a better position once he recovers from the virus.
According to Dr. Albert Ho, who serves as an infectious disease specialist at the School of Public Health at Yale University, “the fact that the president has cleared his illness and doesn’t have symptoms is a good sign and makes it less likely he will develop long COVID.”