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What Is “Rebound COVID” and Who’s At Risk?
<< Back No, your newsfeed isn’t broken. Over the weekend, President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 —again. The announcement came days after Biden was cleared to end his isolation period and resume normal activities, including attending events without a mask. It’s the latest example of “rebound” COVID positivity. What does it mean for Connecticut? > Find the latest COVID-19 information here. What is a COVID rebound case?
Back in May, the CDC put out an advisory: Two to eight days after completing Paxlovid treatment and testing negative, a small percentage of people had signs of COVID again. “A very small percentage of patients who take Paxlovid for COVID-19 may have a recurrence of their symptoms after getting better,” says Henry Anyimadu, MD, FACP, chief of infectious disease for Hartford HealthCare’s Central Region. “Some may even test positive again after testing negative. This phenomenon is called ‘rebound COVID-19.’” These cases — also called “COVID recurrence” — don’t usually cause severe disease. But they mean that people who thought they were no longer contagious could still infect others. What’s the connection between COVID recurrence and Paxlovid?
Paxlovid, the antiviral drug prescribed to people at high risk for severe COVID, is […]