Biden Official Tests Positive For COVID Twice In One Month

By Rachel Morris | Tuesday, 14 June 2022 16:45
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Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, his second time catching the virus in under a month.

Becerra, who is fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, tested positive after taking an antigen test and suffers mild symptoms. He will work while in isolation, spokeswoman Sarah Lovenheim announced Monday.

“Secretary Becerra has not been considered a close contact of President Biden or Vice President Harris, as defined by the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention],” Lovenheim said. “The secretary remains engaged with the duties of his office from isolation and is eager to return to in-person meetings as quickly as possible.”

Becerra also tested positive for COVID-19 on May 18, less than a week after he met with President Joe Biden. The President was not considered a close contact at that time either.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. Trudeau met with Biden four days ago at the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, California.

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COVID-19 cases went up again in spring 2022, with appreciation to regulations ending and the emergence of a highly infectious BA.2 offshoot of the Omicron variant. Thankfully, the UK is over the hump with this wave – however, cases remain high.

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Omicron has been revealed to cause less serious illness typically but also brings with it an increased risk of reinfection.

A study published by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Imperial College London in December showed Omicron is five times more likely to reinfect people than the previously dominant Delta variant.

Research has shown that for people who recover from COVID-19, immunity can last for about three months to several years, making it very improbable someone could catch the virus twice in a month – but not necessarily impossible.

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Dr. William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center: “There are some people who have the notion that after you have a natural infection, you will be permanently protected against Covid-19 as if this were measles.

“But the two viruses that cause these infections are very, very different. The coronavirus protection wanes naturally after a period of time.”

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An October 2021 study by the Yale School of Public Health reported that unvaccinated people should have immunity against reinfection for between three and 61 months.

However, this data was recorded and published before the emergence of the Omicron variant.

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More than one positive test for any variant of COVID-19 within 90 days is deemed to be part of the same case episode, and if you test positive a matter of weeks after first getting a positive test it is more likely this is from the residual effects of the initial infection.

Positive tests outside the 90-day period are now counted as reinfection.

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