Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday he is experiencing a rebound of COVID-19 symptoms after taking Paxlovid, Pfizer’s COVID-19 antiviral pill. Taxpayers are on the hook for $10.5 billion worth of the experimental treatment, under a deal the White House cut with Pfizer.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and chief medical advisor to President Biden, said Tuesday he is experiencing a rebound of COVID-19 symptoms after taking Paxlovid, Pfizer’s COVID-19 antiviral pill, Bloomberg reported.
Fauci tested positive for COVID-19 on June 15, despite being quadruple-vaccinated, initially experiencing “mild symptoms,” according to the NIAID.
Due to his age — 81 — which put him at high risk for developing complications, Fauci was prescribed Paxlovid.
“After I finished the five days of Paxlovid, I reverted to negative on an antigen test for three days in a row,” Fauci said Tuesday in a remote interview during the Foreign Policy’s Global Health Forum.
“And then on the fourth day, just to be absolutely certain, I tested myself again. I reverted back to positive.”