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Biden tests positive for coronavirus again

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Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden passed another test for coronavirus on Saturday, he came back positive, his doctor Kevin O'Connor said. The statement was published on the White House website.

On July 21, it became known that the American leader had contracted the coronavirus, but since then his test results have already been four times— Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday— were negative, O'Connor noted.

According to him, a repeated positive test result after recovery rarely occurs in patients who were treated with Paxlovid. (nirmatrelvir) from Pfizer, which Biden received. The president did not have symptoms of COVID-19, he feels good, so there is no reason to resume treatment, but Biden will be under close medical supervision and will return to self-isolation.

As the president himself said, he suffered from covid with mild symptoms. The main symptom of his illness, according to the doctor, was a sore throat, dry cough, runny nose and fatigue were also observed. According to O'Connor, Biden most likely contracted the BA.5 subvariant of the omicron strain of the coronavirus.

The President of the United States is fully vaccinated and received two booster shots. The drug Paxlovid, which was prescribed to him by a doctor, was approved by WHO for the treatment of patients with mild forms of the disease, but with a high risk of hospitalization.

Cases of re-infection after treatment with this drug were reported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in May. They noted that the condition of such patients soon returned to normal, and their tests again turned out to be negative without any additional treatment.

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Joseph Biden

Politician, US President

November 20, 1942

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