President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 again, just over three days after he was cleared to leave coronavirus isolation. This is a rare case of “rebound” after treatment with an anti-viral drug.
According to White House physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor, Biden is feeling well and has not experienced any resurgence of symptoms. There is no need to start treatment again at this time. In accordance with the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biden will go back into isolation for at least five days.
He will continue to reside at the White House until he has been cleared of the virus. The agency has stated that most people who experience a rebound of symptoms only experience mild symptoms and that there have been no reports of severe disease during this period.
After President Biden tested positive for COVID-19, the White House released a picture of him signing a declaration that would provide assistance to flood survivors in Kentucky. In the photo, Biden is seen wearing a mask and no tie, in an effort to show that he is still working despite his diagnosis.
The President tweeted a video of himself and his dog, Commander, on the White House balcony. In the video, he says that he is feeling fine and that he and Commander have some work to do.