Driving the news headlines: Biden isn’t experiencing new symptoms and “continues to feel quite nicely,” Dr. Kevin O’Connor said. “This being the case, there is absolutely no reason to reinitiate treatment at the moment, but we shall obviously continue close observation.”
- Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday prior to the positive test Saturday.
- The president will get into “strict isolation,” O’Connor said.
What he’s saying: “This happens with a little minority of folks,” Biden tweeted. “Ive got no symptoms but I will isolate for the safety of everybody around me. Im still at the job, and you will be back on the highway soon.”
- Earlier this week, Biden completed a five-day span of Paxlovid, an antiviral treatment that helped resolve his COVID-19 symptoms. His runny nose and cough improved following the first full day of taking the pill.
- Pfizer’s leader told Bloomberg in-may that patients who experience a rebound of symptoms after taking Paxlovid should resume the procedure.
Yes, but: THE MEALS and Drug Administration said at that time there’s “no evidence” the next round of treatment can help patients.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated with details throughout.