Governance and Covid Practices

Beth Mole:

Fauci subsequently went back on Paxlovid for another five-day course. “Right now, I’m on my fourth day of a five-day course of my second course of Paxlovid,” he said Tuesday. “And, fortunately, I feel reasonably good, I mean, I’m not completely without symptoms, but I certainly don’t feel acutely ill.”

Conflicting treatment advice

Fauci’s second course of treatment conflicts with the stance of the US Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In a May 24 health advisory, the CDC wrote, “There is currently no evidence that additional treatment for COVID-19 is needed for COVID-19 rebound. Based on data available at this time, patient monitoring continues to be the most appropriate management for patients with recurrence of symptoms after completion of a treatment course of Paxlovid.”