Biden survives Covid rebound after being treated with one course of Paxlovid

He is now expected to be isolated for another five days, as directed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The return of Biden’s symptoms is an example of a relapse of Covid-19 disease, a phenomenon that has occurred in some cases after people have taken Paxlovid.

Biden is isolating at the White House residence and will not leave as planned Sunday for his home in Delaware to join the First Lady. “He will not travel to Delaware or Michigan and he is isolating at the White House residence,” a White House spokesman said.

The president did not wear a mask at public events he attended at the end of the week, which is contrary to CDC guidance that says people must wear a mask for 10 days after contracting Covid.

Biden tweeted about the second positive test result on Saturday. “Guys, I tested positive for COVID again today. It happens to a small minority of people. I have no symptoms, but I am going to self-isolate for the safety of everyone around me. I’m still at work and will be back on the road soon,” he tweeted.

The president has been experiencing mild symptoms on the upper floors of the White House after testing positive for Covid-19 a week ago on Thursday. On Monday, he completed an initial five-day course of Pfizer’s Paxlovid antiviral therapy, and on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, the president tested negative for Covid-19 and came out of isolation.

Late May CDC issued a health certificate about the recurrence of symptoms and noted that there were no cases of severe illness as part of this relapse. The agency also stated that there is currently no evidence that a second course of Paxlovid is needed to resolve these symptoms.

However, this did not stop some doctors from prescribing a second course of Paxlovid to patients due to great caution. Anthony Fauci, the White House’s chief medical adviser, received two courses of antivirals after experiencing a similar rebound in symptoms.