Health · August 6, 2022

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

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President Joe Biden has tested negative for Covid-19 but will continue to isolate, according to the White House.

Biden “remains feeling very good,” White House physician Kevin O’Connor said in a memorandum on Saturday. Despite his negative antigen test, “the president will continue his strict isolation measures pending a second negative test,” O’Connor said.

Biden, who is fully vaccinated and has received two booster shots, first tested positive for Covid on July 21 and then tested positive for a second time in a “rebound” case a week ago.

O’Connor had previously warned of the possibility of recovery of positive test results, a phenomenon seen in a small percentage of patients who, like Biden, used the antiviral drug Paxlovid as part of their treatment.

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