President Joe Biden Tests Positive For COVID-19 Again

President Joe Biden has once again tested positive for COVID-19, just days after he tested negative for the virus. 

The president announced on social media that he’d tested positive on Saturday afternoon. “Folks, today I tested positive for COVID again,” he wrote. “This happens will a small minority of folks.”

The president said that he’s asymptomatic and feeling fine. He will go back into isolation for the safety of those working in close proximity but will continue to work. 

White House physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor said the president tested negative Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, Thursday morning, and Friday morning before coming up positive on Saturday. 

O’Connor called it “rebound positivity,” which some patients experience after taking Paxlovid to treat the virus. Biden was given the antiviral treatment, which is meant for those who present with symptoms and are at high risk for severe illness. 

“The President has experienced no reemergence of symptoms and continues to feel quite well,” O’Connor’s statement read. “This being the case, there is no reason to reinitiate treatment at this time, but we will obviously continue close observation.”

In a follow-up video posted to Twitter, Biden reiterated that he’s feeling fine and will continue working from home. 

The president returned to work earlier this week after isolating for five days following a positive test on July 21. Biden made a speech in the Rose Garden praising vaccines. He is fully vaccinated and has both his booster shots. 

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