Fauci Gets COVID Again After Taking Pfizer’s Treatment — the Drug That Cost Taxpayers $10.5 Billion | the Defender | ChildrensHealthDefense.org 

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.

The drug, which is made from a combination of nirmatrelvir and ritonavir, in December 2021 was granted Emergency Use Authorization to treat COVID-19.

“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.”

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