The primary woman is at the moment touring with the president, who lately caught the coronavirus and relapsed after restoration
US First Woman Jill Biden examined optimistic for Covid-19 on Tuesday, regardless of receiving a complete of 4 vaccine doses. President Joe Biden lately left isolation after a prolonged bout with the virus, whereas Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin is at the moment sick for the second time.
“After testing destructive for Covid-19 on Monday throughout her common testing cadence, the First Woman started to develop cold-like signs late within the night. She examined destructive once more on a fast antigen check, however a PCR check got here again optimistic,” Biden’s communications director, Elizabeth Alexander, stated in a press release.
Biden, who acquired her second booster shot in April, is experiencing solely gentle signs, Alexander added. She’s going to stay in South Carolina till she receives two consecutive destructive exams, and has been prescribed a course of Paxlovid, an antiviral drug manufactured by Pfizer.
The primary woman is at the moment in South Carolina with President Joe Biden, who is because of return to Washington in a while Tuesday. President Biden, who has additionally been double vaccinated and acquired two booster photographs, examined optimistic for Covid-19 on July 21, and stayed in isolation till he examined destructive 5 days later. Nonetheless, he examined optimistic once more after one other three days, and returned to isolation till final week.
Biden’s doctor famous that the president had suffered “rebound Covid positivity,” the place sufferers taking Paxlovid appear to recuperate, earlier than falling ailing once more. White Home Coronavirus Czar Dr. Anthony Fauci skilled the identical end result when he handled his case of Covid-19 with Paxlovid in Could.
Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin, who can also be vaccinated and boosted, examined optimistic for Covid-19 on Monday, having been in touch with President Biden in late July. Austin had already caught the coronavirus in January, however insisted that his vaccination standing made his signs “much less extreme than would in any other case be the case.”
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