Rebound COVID: President Biden tests positive for again for COVID-19

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The White House says President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 again Saturday, slightly more than three days after he was cleared to exit coronavirus isolation.

The White House says President Biden tested positive for COVID-19 again Saturday, three days after he was cleared to exit isolation.President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 again Saturday, slightly more than three days after he was cleared to exit coronavirus isolation, the White House said, in a rare case of "rebound" following treatment with an anti-viral drug.that Biden "has experienced no reemergence of symptoms, and continues to feel quite well.

Biden, 79, was treated with the anti-viral drug Paxlovid, and tested negative for the virus on Tuesday and Wednesday. He was then cleared to leave isolation while wearing a mask indoors. His positive tests puts him among the minority of those prescribed the drug to experience a rebound case of the virus.

Regulators are still studying the prevalence and virulence of rebound cases, but the CDC in May warned doctors that it has been reported to occur within two days to eight days after initially testing negative for the virus. White House COVID-19 coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha told reporters on Monday that "the clinical data suggests that between 5 and 8 percent of people have rebound" after Paxlovid treatment.

 

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