Biden Still Positive in Weeklong Covid Rebound - UPDATE: Now Negative (For Now)
See bottom of post for update as of 8/6/22
A friend asked me earlier today if Biden was still covid positive. I checked and nothing in the news. Until the past hour or so.
From MSN / U.S. News & World Report, Biden Tests Positive for 7th Straight Day After ‘Rebound’ COVID-19 Infection:
President Joe Biden on Friday tested positive for COVID-19 for the seventh straight day after he experienced a “rebound” of the infection following his treatment with Paxlovid.
Biden’s physician, Kevin O’Connor, said that the president “continues to feel very well.”
“His cough has almost completely resolved,” O’Connor wrote in a letter provided by the White House. “His temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate and oxygen saturation remain entirely normal. His lungs remain clear.”
Biden first tested positive for COVID-19 on July 21. Following two negative tests, he ended his isolation last week before testing positive again on Saturday.
Tell me again why we needed punitive vaccine mandates if the fully vaccinated and boosted still carry the virus and need to be isolated? And then get the virus again quickly after “recovering”?
From WaPo on July 27, Biden ends his covid isolation, urging Americans to get vaccinated:
Biden, who tested negative Wednesday morning and returned to in-person work a short time later, conceded that the virus is here to stay but stressed that his administration has made booster shots, at-home tests and antivirals available free, and emphasized that he was able to continue his work remotely.
“I got through it with no fear — a very mild discomfort because of these essentials, lifesaving tools,” Biden said in a speech from the Rose Garden. “The entire time I was in isolation, I was able to work and carry out the duties of the office and without any interruption. It’s a real statement on where we are in the fight against covid-19.”
I wonder who Biden might have infected after he ended his initial isolation?
Also see, from yesterday:
UPDATE: Biden Tests Negative on Saturday, August 6, 20222
Dr. Kevin O'Connor wrote in his latest daily update that the president, “in an abundance of caution,” will abide by the "strict isolation measures” in place since his “rebound” infection was detected July 30, pending a follow-up negative result.
Honestly, I’m predicting Biden will test positive a third time…soon enough.
Another note from that same article:
Regulators are still studying the prevalence and virulence of rebound cases, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in May warned doctors that it has been reported to occur within two days to eight days after initially testing negative for the virus.
“Limited information currently available from case reports suggests that persons treated with Paxlovid who experience COVID-19 rebound have had mild illness; there are no reports of severe disease,” the agency said at the time.
Why are people with four covid shots getting Paxlovid anyway? I thought the shots were supposed to stop severe disease? And isn’t Omicron mild regardless?
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