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Anthony Fauci says that he’s experienced a rebound in Covid symptoms after Paxlovid course

Anthony Fauci says he has experienced a recovery from COVID symptoms after taking Pfizer’s antiviral Paxlovid – which studies show is NOT effective for people who have been vaccinated

  • dr. Anthony Fauci said he is on his second Paxlovid course after testing positive for Covid-19 again
  • Pfizer’s own data found that the drug was limited in its ability to fight Covid-19 in a vaccinated person

dr. Anthony Fauci has confirmed he is suffering from ‘Covid rebound symptoms’ and is being treated with Paxlovid.

Paxlovid, a drug anointed by some health officials and even President Joe Biden as America’s silver bullet against COVID-19, may not have any effectiveness for people who have already been vaccinated.

Fauci, 81, said at a conference Tuesday that he is on his second course of the drug after testing positive, then negative, then positive again.

Fauci said last week that he started getting virus symptoms on June 14 and tested positive a day later.

A day later, he was prescribed and started a course of Paxlovid.

dr.  Anthony Fauci testifies virtually at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions to investigate an update on the ongoing federal response to COVID-19 on June 16

dr. Anthony Fauci testifies virtually at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions to investigate an update on the ongoing federal response to COVID-19 on June 16

Pfizer's Paxlovid has suffered another setback, with new data showing little benefit to healthy, fully vaccinated people (file photo)

Pfizer’s Paxlovid has suffered another setback, with new data showing little benefit to healthy, fully vaccinated people (file photo)

dr.  Anthony Fauci said he first tested positive for Covid-19 on June 14 and started his first course of Paxlovid on June 15.

dr. Anthony Fauci said he first tested positive for Covid-19 on June 14 and started his first course of Paxlovid on June 15.

According to a June 22 University of California San Diego School of Medicine study, Rebound symptoms of Covid-19 after a course of Paxlovid are caused because not enough of the drug got to infected cells to stop all viral replication.

The study calls this a lack of exposure to the drug.

In late May, the Centers for Disease Control issued a formal warning regarding a Covid-19 rebound.

The agency said some patients prescribed Paxlovid had a recurrence of symptoms or tested positive for Covid between 2 and 8 days after recovery.

“I still feel really good,” Fauci said last Thursday during the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing to examine an update on the ongoing federal response to COVID-19.

“I think, given my age, I’m an example of what we’re all talking about these days,” Fauci said. ‘I have been vaccinated. I am doubly stimulated. And I believe if it weren’t for that, I most likely wouldn’t talk to you as well as I look, I guess, right now. So all is well with Fauci.’

The New York City-based pharmaceutical giant released its Phase 2/3 trial data analyzing the drug’s ability to prevent hospitalization or death, depending on a person’s vaccination status and individual risk profile. It turned out that a fully vaccinated person with little personal risk had little to gain from taking the drug.

Paxlovid should be used by a Covid-positive person to limit the symptoms and prevent them from becoming severe enough to require intensive medical care. Biden has supported it as one of the keys to America’s Covid response, even offering it for free to anyone who tests positive for the virus — a move that has had some detractors.

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