Quadruple vaccinated Jill Biden has tested positive for the coronavirus, and is experiencing “mild symptoms,” her office announced Tuesday.
Joe Biden, who is also quadruple vaxxed, recently tested positive for COVID-19 twice. He first tested positive for COVID on July 21 and then tested positive for the second time in a “rebound” on July 30. He tested negative for the rebound case on August 6.
“The First Lady is double-vaccinated, twice boosted, and only experiencing mild symptoms,” her communications director, Elizabeth Alexander, said in a statement. “She has been prescribed a course of Paxlovid and, following CDC guidance, will isolate from others for at least five days.”
The 71-year-old “began to develop cold-like symptoms” late Monday night, according to her office.
“She tested negative again on a rapid antigen test, but a PCR test came back positive,” Alexander added.
Dr. Jill is “currently staying at a private residence in South Carolina and will return home after she receives two consecutive negative COVID tests,” Alexander also said.
The First Lady has tested positive for COVID-19. Full statement is included here: pic.twitter.com/IPxxKej7qC
— Elizabeth Alexander (@EAlexander46) August 16, 2022
On Monday, two other highly vaccinated officials announced their COVID positive status— Pfizer Inc. Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla, and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, the latter experiencing his second bout of COVID since January of this year. Both claim to have been fully vaccinated and twice boosted, and experiencing mild symptoms thanks to the mRNA shots.
Bourla, like Joe and Jill Biden, said he was taking the Pfizer drug Paxlovid to treat the illness, even though he is not considered high risk at age 60, and claims to be experiencing only mild symptoms.
After taking a course of Paxlovid, many vaccinated patients see a temporary pause in symptoms, and then a resurgence of viral replication and symptoms a week or two later.
Both Joe Biden and NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci suffered rebounds after taking the drug—in Fauci’s case, the rebound was more severe than his initial case of COVID.