Being on the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci has become more than a household name as he promoted the drugs made by Pfizer and Moderna and supported government restrictions like mask mandates and lockdowns. Having received every jab available, including the boosters, Dr. Fauci was considered to be “fully vaccinated”, but even with the supposed miracle drug, the doctor tested positive for the coronavirus after not attending the White House Correspondents Dinner due to his age. Now, after being put on a five-day course of Paxlovid, it appears that the 81-year-old is having a rebound effect when he tested positive again.
Speaking with the famed doctor, Tal Alroy, who once worked for CNN, asked, “Thank you so much. I remember the last time that we interviewed you, you told us that you were staying away from the White House Correspondents Dinner. You said that given your age, you felt it was potentially risky. And unfortunately, Just weeks later, you ended up getting COVID yourself. Are you doing any better now?”
In the video, which can be watched above, Dr. Fauci admitted, “Well, yes, I am. But I’ve had an interesting course that I think is becoming more and more typical the more clinical experience we get. I turned positive about two weeks ago, with very minimal symptoms. When they increased that, given my age, I went on Paxlovid for five days, and I felt really quite well with just a bit of rhinorrhea and fatigue. And after I finished the five days of Paxlovid, I reverted to negative on an antigen test for three days in a row.”
Revealing that he tested positive again after having every option available, the doctor stated, “And then on the fourth day, just to be absolutely certain I tested myself again. And I reverted back to positive by the antigen test. So it was sort of what people are referring to as the Paxlovid rebound. And then over the next day or so I started to feel really poorly, much worse than in the first go around. So I went back on Paxlovid and right now I am on my fourth day of a five day course of my second course of Paxlovid. Unfortunately, I feel reasonably good. I mean, I’m not completely without symptoms, but I certainly don’t feel acutely ill.”
The FDA was sure to release a statement about Paxlovid, reassuring, “there is no evidence of benefit at this time for a longer course of treatment … or repeating a treatment course of Paxlovid in patients with recurrent COVID-19 symptoms following completion of a treatment course.”
Even the CDC wrote, “Regardless of whether the patient has been treated with an antiviral agent, risk of transmission during COVID-19 rebound can be managed by following CDC’s guidance on isolation, including taking other precautions such as masking.”
Red Voice Media would like to make a point of clarification on why we do not refer to any shot related to COVID-19 as a "vaccine." According to the CDC, the definition of a vaccine necessitates that said vaccine have a lasting effect of at least one year in preventing the contraction of the virus or disease it's intended to fight. Because all of the COVID-19 shots thus far available have barely offered six months of protection, and even then not absolute, Red Voice Media has made the decision hereafter to no longer refer to the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson substances as vaccinations.