Biden Still Testing Positive For COVID But Feels Well, WH Says

President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks on the COVID-19 pandemic at the Queen Theater on December 29, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
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White House physician Kevin O’Connor reported on Monday that President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 again earlier in the day amid his “rebound positivity” for the virus.

In his memo to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre that largely echoed his report from the day before, O’Connor stated that Biden “continues to feel well as he starts his week” even though, “as could be anticipated,” the President’s testing for COVID-19 remained positive.

“The President will continue his strict isolation measures as previously described,” the White House physician wrote.

O’Connor’s latest update comes several days after Biden tested positive for the virus on Saturday due to what the doctor called “rebound” positivity that sometimes occurs with COVID-19 patients who have been treated with Paxlovid, as Biden was last week.

O’Connor noted on Saturday that the President wasn’t experiencing a reemergence of symptoms.

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  1. Testing positive?

    Guess this article isn’t about poll numbers…

    (Rimshot)

  2. Avatar for chjim chjim says:

    I’m mindful of how many “ordinary” Americans just go about the business of taking care of what needs to be done. Joe Biden is one of those. Like so many, he just gets up, gets dressed, and goes to work. I like him.

  3. Hang in there Joe!
    And hat tip to what @chjim said!! I like Joe Biden as well.

  4. It seems like paxlovid rebound positivity is entirely too common, particularly in the more vulnerable populations that need paxlovid the most. Pfizer should really consider extending the dosage regimen from 5 days up to 7 or 10.

  5. God speed, Joe Biden—be well for the good of the Republic! (I wonder who Kamala Harris would pick to have the Congress ratify as her VP if she ever has to step in permanently if Joe is out… anyone got any thoughts on that? Certainly not Sanders…but who?)

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