What is COVID-19 rebound and when does it happen? Here’s what we know – GLOBAL

August 5, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 a third time on Thursday after taking an antiviral drug treatment, but an infectious disease expert says “rebound” cases are not an unheard phenomenon and can happen even in people who don’t get the Paxlovid treatment.

“We’re hearing about post-COVID rebound primarily because that’s what happened to President Joe Biden, who got treated (with Paxlovid) and perhaps other treatments…And what we know is that COVID rebound isn’t an unheard of phenomenon,” Donald Vinh, an infectious diseases specialist at McGill University Health Centre, told Global News.

Such cases have been reported before, he said.

“There are rebound cases that occur in people who are also not treated (with Paxlovid),” he added.

Read more:https://globalnews.ca/news/9036793/covid-19-rebound-what-to-know/

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