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U.S. President Joe Biden may be infected with the Omicron BA.5 variant: bleeding nose and sore throat

via:快科技     time:2022/7/24 23:01:14     readed:198

US President Joe Biden has tested positive for coronavirus with mild symptoms, the White House said in a statement on Tuesday.

According to the latest foreign media reports, the White House said,Biden is most likely infected with the latest omicron BA.5 variant, which is much more transmissible and currently accounts for 70-85% of infections in the United States.

White House physicians Kevin Middot; O 'Connor said,Biden showed signs of infection including a sore throat, nosebleed, cough and body aches, but continued to improve.

Biden was fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and received two booster shots,He has started taking Paxlovid, an antiviral drug developed by Pfizer.

It is an oral COVID-19 drug, a combination of Ritonavir, an antiviral synergist previously used against HIV, and Nirmatrelvir /PF-07321332, an inhibitor of the novel Coronavirus master protease.

Paxlovid inhibits Novel coronavirus replication, thereby reducing the development and progression of the disease and greatly reducing the risk of hospitalization.

But studies have shown thatThe effect of the drug in infected people who have antibodies from vaccination or infection. It's not clear. .

It's worth noting that Anthony & Middot, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief White House medical adviser; Fauci was positive for COVID-19 in early June and briefly turned negative after taking Paxlovid, but returned at the end of the month. After Yang & throughout; Self report feeling “ Very uncomfortable. , & other; Worse than the first time. .

Experts point out that one of the biggest risk factors for COVID-19 infection is age, with a 79 year old being 8 times more likely to be hospitalized and about 140 times more likely to die than a 20 year old. — Biden is 80 years old.

白宫医生:拜登或感染奥密克戎BA.5变异株 鼻出血、喉咙痛

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