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Biden tests positive again for coronavirus after Paxlovid ‘rebound’

Biden tested positive for coronavirus again Saturday, his physician says. Biden tested negative on Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, Thursday morning and Friday morning. Biden will go back into isolation at the White House, physician Kevin O’Connor says. People who receive the antiviral medication Paxlovid can experience “rebound” infections days after initially testing negative. Biden was scheduled to travel to Wilmington, Del., on Sunday and Hemlock, Mich., on Tuesday, but both trips have been canceled. Biden emerged from his five-day isolation Wednesday and delivered a speech from the Rose Garden about how his mild infection was a reflection of the administration’s pandemic response and the tools it had made widely available, including antivirals and at-home tests.

Biden addressed his rebound case on Twitter on Saturday. Biden reassured people he was continuing to work and would resume traveling