The first lady has tested positive for COVID-19 in a “rebound” instance following treatment with the antiviral drug Paxlovid, just like her husband, President Joe Biden, did earlier this summer.
Jill Biden tested positive by antigen testing once more on Wednesday after testing negative on Tuesday, according to a statement from her spokeswoman, Kelsey Donohue.
The first lady is staying isolated in Delaware, according to The Washington Post, and has not experienced any new symptoms.
On August 16, Jill Biden, 71, experienced her first coronavirus infection. She started on a Paxlovid regimen. Her office reported at the time that she had moderate symptoms despite having received two vaccinations and two booster shots.
According to The Post, the president, 79, tested negative on an antigen test on Wednesday morning. “According to advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House said he will undergo tests more frequently and wear a mask for 10 days indoors and around people.”
On July 21, President Biden had his initial positive test; he was given Paxlovid; and he recovered.
According to the newspaper, “Physicians have cautioned that recipients of the antiviral drug Paxlovid may develop rebound infections days after initially testing negative, although data on the frequency of the event and its long-term repercussions remain unclear.”
According to early reports, between 1% and 2% of patients who took Paxlovid developed symptoms once more. The number was 6% according to a June research. In order to prevent recurrence, physicians are deciding whether patients should undergo treatment for a longer period of time.