As part of a “rebound” case, Jill Biden the first lady tested positive for COVID-19 once again.
“The First Lady recently tested positive for COVID-19 through antigen testing after testing neg. on Tuesday. This shows a positive “rebound,” Kelsey Donohue, the deputy director of the first lady’s communications, stated in a statement.
“The First Lady will stay in Delaware and has resumed isolation practices after experiencing no recurrence of symptoms. Close connections have been informed as a result of contact tracing by the White House Medical Unit,” Donohue threw in.
While on vacation at Kiawah Island, South Carolina, on August 15, Biden first tested positive for COVID. She was said to be experiencing “minimal symptoms” at the time and started isolating until she obtained two consecutive COVID-19 test results that were negative. Biden was given the antiviral medication Paxlovid to treat her symptoms, and on Sunday, while traveling from South Carolina to see President Joe Biden in Delaware, she got her second straight negative test.
The Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine has been completely administered to both Jill Biden and her husband, the president, and has been given two booster doses.
According to CNN, President Biden’s test came back negative on Wednesday. According to a spokesperson for the US CDC, Biden will put on a face mask for 10 days.
The president had COVID-19 treatment as well last month, and after receiving multiple initial negative cases, he subsequently tested positive with a rebound case.
Jill Biden will remain in isolation at the family beach home in Delaware until she has healed and produced a negative test, according to Donohue.
According to the CDC, some individuals may have a short reappearance of COVID-19 symptoms that doesn’t rely on Paxlovid medication or their level of immunization. The CDC claims that none of the people who get rebound cases after using Paxlovid have had serious illness; instead, they all report having minor symptoms.
It is advised that those who get a rebound infection isolate themselves for five days. A person may leave isolation after that window if their fever has subsided for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing drugs, although it is advised that they continue to wear a mask for another 10 days.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the main medical advisor to the White House, also had a return illness after taking Paxlovid in June.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization for Paxlovid, a COVID-19 tablet made by Pfizer, to treat patients who are at a high risk of developing serious illness. Clinical studies of the medicine on COVID-19 patients revealed an 89% decrease in the probability of hospitalization and death, and it has been called a “game changer” for the pandemic.