The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States has once again tested positive for COVID-19.
According to the CDC, Dr. Rochelle Walensky had some moderate symptoms on Sunday and is now isolating herself at her home in Massachusetts.
On October 21, Walensky, who is 53 years old, had his first positive test. She completed a regimen of the antiviral medication Paxlovid, and her subsequent tests came back negative. But the symptoms have come back, and the CDC says that Walensky is back in isolation while continuing to work and take part in virtual meetings.
Paxlovid has been shown to be successful in preventing major diseases and deaths in persons who are at the greatest risk, including the elderly and those whose immune systems are not functioning properly. On the other hand, it seems as if younger individuals get little to no benefit from the pill. After finishing their course of Paxovid tablets for five days, some people who take the medicine report seeing a relapse of their original symptoms.
According to the CDC, Walensky has received all of the necessary vaccinations.
In January 2021, Walensky became the new director of the CDC. She is one of numerous health authorities in the United States who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Both Dr. Anthony Fauci, the public face of the United States’ response to the epidemic, and Xavier Becerra, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, tested positive in June.