On May 24, the CDC warned that people with COVID-19 who take Paxlovid may experience what they're calling "a rebound case of COVID" two to eight days after their symptoms initially clear up. Medical doctors are also reporting seeing a "troubling trend" of COVID-19 reemergence in their patients who have taken Paxlovid. .
Biden had originally tested positive for Covid-19 on July 21 and then began a course of Paxlovid. Things seemed all peachy-keen when he subsequently tested negative for three straight days on July.
This is my second day on Paxlovid. I am definitely still feeling crappy but I have noticed my ability to catch my breath has improved. So far my side effects are: fatigue (but was already extremely fatigued with Covid), and an intennnnnsely strong bitter chemical taste that lingers in your mouth 24/7 and is pretty sickening. A post-Paxlovid rebound may come after you feel better from taking Paxlovid for a severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. ... you experience a relapse of Covid-19.
Paxlovid, a combination of the drugs nirmatrelvir and ritonavir, can be prescribed for people 12 and older who are at risk for severe COVID-19. This includes those with cancer, heart disease, obesity and a range of other conditions. To be effective, Paxlovid must be started within five days of symptoms appearing.