President Joe Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Saturday but will continue to isolate at the White House until a second negative test, his doctor said.
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.
Biden, 79, came down with the virus a second time three days after he had emerged from isolation from his initial bout with COVID-19, reported on July 21. There have been rare rebound cases documented among a small minority of those, who like Biden, were prescribed the anti-viral medication Paxlovid, which has been proved to reduce the risk of serious illness and death from the virus among those at highest risk.
O’Connor wrote that Biden “continues to feel very well.”
Biden’s travel has been on hold as he awaited a negative test. He plans to visit Kentucky on Monday to view damage from catastrophic flooding and meet with families.
Biden was “doing great,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Saturday when asked about his health during her appearance in Las Vegas at a joint conference of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. She said that when she speaks to the president, he tells her to “tell folks I’ve been working eight-plus hours a day.”
During his first go-around with the virus, Biden’s primary symptoms were a runny nose, fatigue and a loose cough, his doctor said at the time. During his rebound case, O’Connor said only Biden’s cough returned and had “almost completely resolved” by Friday.
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.
Republished with permission from The Associated Press.
August 6, 2022 at 3:18 pm
Vote RED for religious law and right wing police state
Vote RED for rule by the redneck rich
Vote RED for false information and fake news
Vote RED for Q-Anon
Vote RED for shoveling money to the rich
August 6, 2022 at 3:57 pm
The most incompetent President since Jimmy Carter lives on. I bet Joe / Elliott wear those Ray Ban’s like that old fool and all two or three of them think they are cool.
August 6, 2022 at 7:10 pm
^ Vote RED for abominable neanderthals like this neo nazi destroyer of all that is good in the world
August 6, 2022 at 6:21 pm
Sorry impeach, he’s surpassed Carter.
He’s in Herbert Hoover category!
This moron of a supposed POTUS actually says the first time he supposedly tested negative, that he recovered more quickly then his predecessor. For record previous POTUS had no vaccine avail, monoclonal was not released yet to public and had to be administered in hospital.
For this demented POTUS to ridicule someone else and mock another person on recovery is mentally insufficient. On top of it all he got sick again for even longer time, combined he was ill longer.
Low class, and well deserved. Pathetic.
August 6, 2022 at 7:11 pm
^ Vote RED for stupid people like this guy
August 6, 2022 at 7:29 pm
You are a piece of manure, unable to coherently convey anything substantively. Corsin and his alias, idiot Elliot are Adam Schiff and a sack of manure.
Joe Biden is the most ignorant, incoherent person to occupy Oval Office. You are a low life, who sleeps on the curb with idiot Elliot.
You can’t defend or articulate anything.
August 6, 2022 at 11:11 pm
Yeah throw more money to the rich and put more right wing plutocrats in Congress. That will solve all the nations problems.🤡 Let’s completely render government impotent and let the billionaires grift everyone into slavery. The elderly, disabled, and poor should commit suicide if they want to avoid the cruel inhumanities of the right wing tsunami of grifting and terror.👍
August 6, 2022 at 9:42 pm
^Vote BLUE if you want to continue subsidizing Corsin / Elliott’s rants on FP.
Vote BLUE if you want migrants shipped to Delaware, New York, Maryland
Vote BLUE if you think sanctuary cities really exist. Ask the mayor of NYC and DC why the change of position?
Vote BLUE if you want to stay home and smoke pot like Corsin and Offen.
Vote BLUE if you like higher taxes. Thanks Schumer.
Vote BLUE if you think Rebekah Jones is not insane.
August 6, 2022 at 11:12 pm
^ Vote RED to empower drunken schizophrenics like this neo nazi troll
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