President Joe Biden tests negative for Covid-19 after rebound case


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President Joe Biden tested negative for Covid-19 but will continue to isolate, according to the White House.

Biden “continues to feel very good,” White House physician Kevin O’Connor said in a memorandum on Saturday. Despite his negative antigen test, “in an abundance of caution, the president will continue his strict isolation measures pending a second negative test,” O’Connor said.

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Biden, who is fully vaccinated and has received two booster shots, first tested positive for Covid on July 21 and then tested positive for the second time a week ago in a “rebound” case.

O’Connor had previously warned of the potential for a recovery from positive test results, a phenomenon seen in a small percentage of patients who, like Biden, were taking the antiviral medication Paxlovid as part of their treatment.

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