Joe Biden has tested positive for Corona for the second time in just a few days. That’s what he planned to do when “the test got in his way”.
US President Joe Biden (79) has again been infected with the corona virus. It wasn’t until Wednesday (July 27) that he tested negative twice after a corona infection and then ended self-isolation, as the White House announced.
A “rebound” infection
Presidential physician Kevin O’Connor talks about reinfection in a reportthat the 79-year-old contracted what he called “rebound COVID positivity”. This has happened in a number of patients who have been treated with the virus drug Paxlovid. This risk is known, which is why Biden has increased the frequency of his tests to protect those around him and ensure early detection of reinfection.
The statement also said the president tested negative on Tuesday evening, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning this week. On Saturday morning (July 30), he again tested positive for the virus. “The president has no symptoms and is feeling very well,” O’Connor said. “As this is the case, there is no reason for the treatment [mit Paxlovid, Red.] resume at this point.” Biden had “dutifully” reintroduced “strict isolation measures.”
In fact, an unscheduled meeting was scheduled
For 10 days after his recovery, Biden wanted to wear a “well-fitting” mask when around other people. Now that he’s contracted rebound COVID, he’s returned to solitary confinement. On Instagram, he is deliberately relaxed.
Alongside a photo showing him sitting on a porch and laughing into a cellphone, he wrote, “I was planning on taking an extra trip to Capitol Hill this afternoon to meet the families fighting to get the project passed. incinerator law,” he said. .
But as is known, things turned out differently and so he wrote: ‘Positive corona test bothered me, but I want Minister McDonough [Denis McDonough, Kriegsveteranenminister der Vereinigten Staaten, Red.] Thank you for bringing pizza on my behalf and connecting me with the families via FaceTime.”
First infection with “mild” symptoms
Biden had tested positive for Corona a week ago on Thursday morning (July 21) after not feeling well the night before. As the oldest president in US history, the diagnosis raised some concerns. Biden is double-vaccinated and twice-boosted, and his symptoms have been described as “mild” from the start. O’Connor soon began treating Biden with Paxlovid, and after five full days of self-isolation he was able – with a mask on – to socialize again.
During Biden’s illness, O’Connor provided daily updates on the president’s health, noting that his lungs were clear and his vitals were normal except for a mildly elevated temperature at first. By Tuesday (July 26), Biden’s symptoms had eased enough that he could even resume his exercise routine.