On Saturday afternoon, President Biden tweeted that he had tested positive for COVID-19 again after undergoing an antigen test.
After overcoming his virus bout last week, he is now looking forward to this.
He wrote, in part. “Folks, today I tested positive for COVID again. This happens with a small minority of folks. 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.”
In a letter, White House physician Dr. Kevin O’ Connor said the 79-year-old is experiencing a rebound case and “has experienced no reemergence of symptoms, and continues to feel quite well,”That and more “there is no reason to reinitiate treatment at this time.”
Biden will once again isolate for at most five days, in accordance to CDC guidelines. This will be done at the White House until he tests positively.
The agency says most rebound cases are mild and that severe disease during that period has not been reported.
After receiving a positive COVID on July 21, President Biden was given the antiviral drug Paxlovid. After testing negative on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, he was able to leave isolation.
Politico reported that the president did not wear a mask to the public events he attended at week’s end. This contradicts CDC guidance, which states that people should wear a face mask for at least 10 days after a COVID-19 diagnosis.