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Around the Web — 11.01.22

Joining a growing group of patients who thought their COVID-19 was over, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky has Paxlovid rebound. After testing positive on Oct. 21, Walensky experienced mild symptoms, completed a course of ritonavir-boosted nirmatrelvir, and, after a period of isolation, tested negative for the virus. On Sunday, Walensky began to develop mild symptoms and again tested positive. Consistent with CDC guidelines, she is isolating at home and will participate in her planned meetings virtually, the agency said in a media statement.

Symptoms and care of respiratory syncytial virus infections are summarized in consumer language on the RSV center of the CDC’s website. The virus can cause flu-like symptoms beginning about 4 to 6 days after infection. While self-limiting for most people, RSV infections can lead to more serious health problems and hospitalizations in older adults and infants younger than 6 months of age.