Fully-vaxx'd and double-boosted mask-admirer Anthony Fauci is suffering.
Two weeks ago, we reported that President Biden's chief medical adviser had COVID.
The 81-year-old reportedly had 'mild symptoms' and of course he 'said the words'...
Of course, Fauci followed the CDC guidelines and ingested the government-blessed treatment - Paxlovid - due to his age and possible risks from the virus.
So, that should have been it right?
But no. During an event at Foreign Policy’s Global Health Forum, Fauci admitted he had not had a good experience:
“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 .
“And then on the fourth day, just to be absolutely certain, I tested myself again. I reverted back to positive.”
Interestingly, Fauci admitted:
"...this is becoming more and more typical based on more clinical studies..."
As Bloomberg reports, large numbers of patients have reported the phenomenon, often called Covid rebound or Paxlovid rebound, of returning symptoms after taking a full course of Pfizer’s drug.
While Pfizer Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourlasaid in May that doctors could prescribe a second course of treatment to such patients, US drug regulators have said there’s no evidence that a repeat will help.
However, Fauci said he started taking a second course of Paxlovid after experiencing symptoms “much worse than in the first go around.”
Now near completion of the five-day oral treatment, he said he was still enduring symptoms but felt “reasonably good.”
Finally, as we reported less than two weeks ago, Pfizer stopped enrolling in a clinical trial for Paxlovid for standard-risk COVID-19 patients after the latest results suggested the drug did not reduce symptoms or hospitalizations and deaths to a statistically significant degree.
Watch the full interview below: (forward to around 5:26:00):
Not exactly encouraging news...