“Rebound” is a COVID thing, not a Paxlovid thing.

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For some people, COVID-19 symptoms can come back in the week or so after they initially recover.

This is referred to as “COVID rebound,” which is just as likely to happen whether you take antiviral treatments or not.

The CDC’s latest findings show rebound can happen regardless of whether someone has taken Paxlovid. The good news is that rebound cases are usually mild and don’t lead to hospital visits – or worse. Getting treatment for COVID-19 within the first 5 days after symptoms start is crucial to prevent high-risk individuals from hospitalization and death, enabling them to recover swiftly and safely.

CDC study (Dec 2023): SARS-CoV-2 Rebound With and Without Use of COVID-19 Oral Antivirals CDC

This content is sponsored by the Covid-19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project

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