How Much Rest Do You Really Need When You Get Covid-19?

Many people feel the urge to power through after testing positive for Covid-19. President Biden recently told Americans he was “getting a lot of work done” after testing positive and tweeted a photo of himself signing a bill at his desk.

Doctors say it is important to rest, even for people with mild to moderate cases of the virus. Some doctors worry that as we get more inured to the pandemic, some people with symptoms aren’t taking enough downtime. Pushing yourself too hard can lengthen your recovery, they say, adding that the healing trajectory for Covid-19 is less predictable than for other respiratory illnesses.

Works Cited

Reddy, Sumathi. “How Much Rest Do You Really Need When You Get Covid-19? – WSJ.” WSJ,,

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