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Everything You Need to Know About Paxlovid — Especially, Should You Take It?

July 28, 2022


When President Joe Biden tested positive for covid-19 on July 21, his physician recommended he take the antiviral drug Paxlovid. The drug significantly reduces the likelihood of hospitalization or death for someone at high risk of developing severe covid. Biden started the five-day course that day, according to the White House, and within six days he tested negative for the virus and was cleared to leave isolation.

Biden’s chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, also took Paxlovid when he contracted covid in June yet soon tested positive for the disease again. So he took a second round of the drug even though it isn’t approved for that.

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