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Again, Pfizer boss tests positive for COVID-19

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Pfizer boss, Dr Albert Bourla, has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time in a month.

  The 60-year-old — who has been vaccinated four times with his company’s shot — last had the virus in mid-August.

  He revealed this on his Twitter handle, saying he had tested positive again but was ‘feeling well and symptom-free.’

Dr Bourla revealed he had not yet had Pfizer’s new bivalent vaccine which is designed to work better against Omicron variants.

  He used his back-to-back positive tests to warn people not to be complacent, adding: ‘While we’ve made great progress, the virus is still with us.’

  It is unusual for someone to catch COVID-19 twice in such a short time period as natural infection is thought to provide strong protection for several months.

  A faulty test or leftover virus from the previous infection is normally the reasons people test positive in quick succession.

  However, a small number of people do suffer genuine re-infections within short time periods, but those with weakened immune systems are thought to be at higher risk.

  Pfizer CEO Bourla has tested positive for Covid for the second time in a month. Pictured: about to testify on drug prices before the Senate Finance Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington in February 2019

Bourla tweeted to his 55,300 followers to let them know of his positive test and warn them not to be complacent.

  “I have tested positive for Covid. I’m feeling well & symptom free. I’ve not had the new bivalent booster yet, as I was following CDC guidelines to wait three months since my previous Covid case which was back in mid-August. While we’ve made great progress, the virus is still with us,’ Dr Bourla tweeted.

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   The comments appear to be in reaction to President Joe Biden’s comments last week that the pandemic is over.

   It will be recalled that Biden’s remarks took officials even in his own administration by surprise and led to questions about why the government continues to enforce federal mandates and seek more funding to fight the disease.

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