Anthony Fauci says that he’s experienced rebound in Covid symptoms after taking a Pfizer’s antiviral Paxlovid – which studies now show is NOT effective for people who are vaccinated
- Dr. Anthony Fauci said that he’s on his second course of Paxlovid after testing positive again for Covid-19
- According to Pfizer’s own data, the drug is limited in its abilities to fight Covid-19 in a vaccinated person
Dr. Anthony Fauci has confirmed that he is suffering from ‘Covid rebound’ symptoms’ and is being treated with Paxlovid.
Paxlovid, a drug that was anointed as America’s silver bullet against COVID-19 by some health officials and even President Joe Biden, may not have any effectiveness for people that are already vaccinated.
Fauci, 81, said at a conference Tuesday that he’s on his second course of the drug after testing positive, then negative, then positive again.
Fauci said last week that he began experiencing virus symptoms on June 14 and tested positive a day later.
That same day, he was prescribed and began a course of Paxlovid.
Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies virtually during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine an update on the ongoing Federal response to COVID-19 on June 16
Pfizer’s Paxlovid has suffered another setback, with new data revealing that it provides little benefit to healthy, fully vaccinated, people (file photo)
Dr. Anthony Fauci said that he first tested positive for Covid-19 on June 14 and began his first course of Paxlovid on June 15
According to a June 22 University of California San Diego School of Medicine study, Covid-19 rebound symptoms after a course of Paxlovid are caused because not enough of the drug was getting to infected cells to stop all viral replication.
The study refers to this as a lack of exposure to the drug.
In late May, the Centers for Disease Control issued a formal warning regarding a Covid-19 rebound.
The agency said that some patients who were prescribed Paxlovid suffered a recurrence of symptoms or tested positive for Covid between 2 and 8 days after recovery.
‘I´m still feeling really quite fine,’ Fauci said just last Thursday at the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine an update on the ongoing Federal response to COVID-19.
‘I think I´m an example, given my age, of what we´re all talking about today,’ Fauci said. ‘I´m vaccinated. I´m doubly boosted. And I believe if that were not the case, I very likely would not be talking to you looking as well as I look, I think, right now. So all is well with Fauci.’
The New York City-based pharma giant Pfizer published its Phase 2/3 trial data analyzing the drug’s ability to prevent hospitalization or death depending on a person’s vaccination status and individual risk profile. It found that a fully vaccinated person with little personal risk had little to gain from using the drug.
Paxlovid is to be used by a Covid positive person to limit symptoms and prevent them from becoming serious enough to require intense medical care. Biden has propped it up as one of the keys to America’s Covid response, even offering it for free to anyone who tests positive for the virus – a move that had some detractors.