A COVID-19 test result was positive for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director. According to the CDC, Dr Rochelle Walensky is resting alone at her Massachusetts home after experiencing minor symptoms on Sunday.
On October 21, Walensky, 53, had his initial positive test. After taking Paxlovid, an antiviral medication, she underwent testing and came out negative. However, according to the CDC, Walensky’s symptoms returned, and now he is working alone and participating in virtual meetings.
Paxlovid has demonstrated efficacy in averting major illness and mortality in those at most significant risk, such as elderly individuals and those with impaired immune systems. But for younger folks, the tablet seems to have little to no benefit. After finishing the five-day tablet regimen of Paxlovid, some medication users have reported experiencing a relapse of symptoms.
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Walensky is up to date on her vaccinations, according to the CDC. Walensky took over the CDC in January 2021. She is just one of some American health authorities who have COVID-19. The Department of Science Education of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute assists the Associated Press Health & Science Department. All content is the exclusive responsibility of the AP.