Much like Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden has tested positive with “rebound” COVID after being treated with Paxlovid. Though the President currently feels “fine”, his symptoms could come back much worse as they did in Fauci’s case.
White House physician Dr. Kevin C. O’Connor said in a meme released by the White House that Biden “continues to feel quite well.”
Biden will resume strict isolation procedures and continued to be closely monitored.
Dr. Fauci has described his rebound symptoms as much worse than the initial onset.
“After I finished the 5 days of Paxlovid, I reverted to negative on an antigen test for 3 days in a row,” Fauci said during Foreign Policy’s Global Health Forum event.
“And then on the fourth day, just to be absolutely certain, I tested myself again,” he said. “I reverted back to positive.”
Fauci then began a second course of Paxlovid after experiencing symptoms which were “much worse than the first go-around,” he said according to WEB MD’s News Brief.
It remains to be seen if Biden will take another course.