US President Joe Biden Tests Positive For Covid For Second Time

Only days after recovering

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US President Joe Biden has tested positive for Covid only days before he was due to exit Covid isolation. 

President Biden tested positive for the virus on Saturday, three days before he was set to leave Covid isolation.

According to the White House, the 79-year-old President experienced a “rebound” after being treated for Covid through the use of anti-viral medication.

President Biden will now be required to re-enter Covid isolation for at least five days as per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

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According to White House physician Dr Kevin O’Connor, the President "has experienced no re-emergence of symptoms, and continues to feel quite well.”

President Biden revealed his diagnosis in a Tweet where he explains that rebounding “happens with a small minority of folks”.

“I’ve got no symptoms but I am going to isolate for the safety of everyone around me,” he said.


Dr O’Connor said President Biden will not be required to take further anti-viral medication following his second Covid diagnosis.

“There is no reason to reinitiate treatment at this time, but we will obviously continue close observation,” he said.

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Georgie Marr

31 July 2022

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