In ‘rebound,’ Biden again tests positive for COVID-19, but has no symptoms

WASHINGTON – After exiting isolation following a negative test Wednesday, President Joe Biden once again tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday.

In a memorandum to White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, Biden’s physician, said the president had a positive antigen test Saturday morning, but has no symptoms.

“As described last week, acknowledging the potential for so-called ‘rebound’ COVID positivity observed in a small percentage of patients treated with PAXLOVID, the President increased his testing cadence, both to protect people around him and to assure early detection of any return of viral replication,” O’Connor said. “There is no reason to reinitiate treatment at this time, but we will obviously continue close observation. However, given his positive antigen test, he will reinitiate strict isolation procedures.”

The President experienced only mild symptoms during his initial bout with COVID.

The President later tweeted that he’s “still at work, and will be back on the road soon.”

Alfred Duncan

Alfred Duncan is a senior editor at The South Florida Daily, where he oversees our coverage of politics, misinformation, health and economics. Alfred is a former reporter and editor for BuzzFeed News, National Geographic and USA Today.

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