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President Joe Biden tests negative for Covid-19 after recovery case

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President Joe Biden tests negative for Covid-19 after recovery case

President Joe Biden has tested negative for Covid-19 but will remain in isolation pending a second test, his doctor announced in a letter on Saturday.

“The president continues to feel very good,” wrote Dr. Kevin O’Connor. “Given his recovery positivity that we reported last Saturday, we continue daily monitoring. This morning, her SARS-CoV-2 antigen test was negative. Out of an abundance of caution, the president will continue his strict isolation measures until a second negative test, as described earlier.”

Biden has not left the White House in 17 days, after initially testing positive for Covid-19 on July 21. After taking a five-day course of Pfizer’s antiviral drug Paxlovid, Biden tested positive for a recovering Covid-19 case last Saturday and resumed isolation. There are currently no events on your public calendar for the weekend.

During isolation, the president virtually participated in public events from the White House residence. On two occasions, he has made socially distanced comments to a restricted swimming pool off the Blue Room’s balcony, announcing a successful attack that killed Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri on Monday, and signing two bills cracking down on fraud by Covid-19 relief on friday.

President and First Lady Jill Biden are scheduled to travel on Monday to visit Kentucky after deadly floods in the eastern part of the state killed dozens of people and ravaged the area.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Persons with recurrence of COVID-19 symptoms or a new positive viral test after having tested negative should restart isolation and re-isolate for at least 5 days.”

During Biden’s first struggle with the illness, he had mild symptoms, including a runny nose, fatigue, high fever and cough, according to his doctor. The five-day course of Paxlovid that the president has completed requires a prescription and is available through an emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treating mild to moderate Covid-19 in people age 12 and older who run high. risk of severe illness.

The CDC issued a health alert to doctors on May 24, noting that Covid-19 symptoms sometimes come back, and this may be how the infection occurs in some people, regardless of whether they are vaccinated or treated with drugs like Paxlovid. The CDC said most rebound cases involve mild illness and that there have been no reports of serious illness.

Biden is fully vaccinated and has received two booster shots. He received his first two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine ahead of its opening in January 2021, his first booster shot in September, and his second booster shot in March.

This story has been updated.

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