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US President Joe Biden contracts Covid second time

On July 27, Biden had tested negative, ending his isolation period.

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US President Joe Biden contracts Covid second time
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Washington: US President Joe Biden tested positive for Covid-19 for a second time and is returning to isolation though he “continues to feel quite well,” his White House doctor said Saturday.

Biden “tested positive late Saturday morning, by antigen testing,” and “will reinitiate strict isolation procedures,” presidential physician Kevin O’Connor wrote in a memorandum.

“This in fact represents ‘rebound’ positivity,” O’Connor wrote, referring to a situation in which patients treated with the drug Paxlovid – as Biden was – clear the virus but test positive after completing their course.

Earlier on July 27, Biden had tested negative and ended his isolation period.

SOURCE: AFP

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