The First Lady is currently traveling with the president, who recently contracted the coronavirus and relapsed after recovering
US First Lady Jill Biden tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday, despite having received a total of four doses of the vaccine. President Joe Biden has recently been isolated after a long period with the virus, while Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is currently ill for the second time.
“After testing negative for Covid-19 on Monday during her routine testing, the First Lady began developing cold-like symptoms late in the evening. She came back negative again with the rapid antigen test, but the PCR test came back positive,” Biden’s communications director, Elizabeth Alexander, said in a statement.
Biden, who received a second booster shot in April, had only mild symptoms, Alexander added. She will remain in South Carolina until she receives two negative tests in a row, and has been prescribed Paxlovid, an antiviral drug made by Pfizer.
The first lady is currently in South Carolina with President Joe Biden, who will return to Washington late Tuesday. President Biden, who has also been vaccinated twice and received two boosters, tested positive for Covid-19 on July 21 and is in isolation until testing negative. day after that. However, he tested positive again three days later, and returned to isolation until last week.
Biden’s doctor noted that the president was “Restoring Covid positivity,” where the patient on Paxlovid seemed to recover, before getting sick again. White House Coronavirus Czar Dr Anthony Fauci experienced similar results when he treated his Covid-19 case with Paxlovid in May.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who has also been vaccinated and boosted, tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday, contacted President Biden in late July. Austin was infected with coronavirus in January, but insists that his vaccination status made his symptoms “Less serious than other cases.”
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