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US Prez Biden again tests Covid-19 +ve, presidential physician Kevin O’Connor says ‘rebound’ case

By Priyanka Verma 
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US: US President Joe Biden has once again become Corona positive. White House physician Dr Kevin O’Connor confirmed this. The statement issued also said that he has no symptoms of the virus and is feeling fine. According to the doctor, this is a case of rebound, which is rarely seen. Now Biden will be in isolation for at least 5 days. Biden had defeated Corona four days ago. His report came negative in the investigation conducted on Wednesday.

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In a tweet, Biden said,”Folks, today I tested positive for Covid again. This happens with a small minority of folks,” he wrote. “I’ve got no symptoms but I am going to isolate for the safety of everyone around me. I’m still at work, and will be back on the road soon.”Biden canceled planned trips to Delaware and Michigan, the White House said.

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Biden, 79, was found to be Corona positive last week. Even at that time, he had very minor symptoms of the virus. After being positive, he went into isolation. Even after this, he remained in constant touch with members of the White House and was participating in meetings through video conferencing. He was tested negative for the virus on Wednesday and discontinued his strict isolation after he completed his five-day course of PAXLOVID.

As described last week, acknowledging the potential for so-called “rebound” COVID positivity observed in a small percentage of patients treated with PAXLOVID, the President increased his testing cadence, both to protect people around him and to assure early detection of any return of viral replication,” White House Physician said.

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“This in fact represents ‘rebound’ positivity. The President has experienced no reemergence of symptoms and continues to feel quite well. This being the case, there is no reason to reinitiate treatment at this time, but we will obviously continue close observation,” he added. Meanwhile, the White House said that the US President will continue to follow the strict isolation procedures.

“However, given his positive antigen test, he will reinitiate strict isolation procedures. As I’ve stated previously, the President continues to be very specifically conscientious to protect any of the Executive Residence, White House, Secret Service and other staff whose duties require any (albeit socially distanced) proximity to him,” the physician said. “As promised, I will keep your office updated with any changes in his condition or treatment plan,” he added.

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