Obama Tests Positive for Covid-19

Former President Barack Obama has examined optimistic for Covid-19, he stated in an announcement on Sunday, including that he’s feeling “high-quality” except for a “scratchy throat.”

“I simply examined optimistic for Covid,” he stated. “I’ve had a scratchy throat for a pair days, however am feeling high-quality in any other case.”

Former First Woman Michelle Obama has examined damaging, in keeping with the assertion. “Michelle and I are grateful to be vaccinated and boosted,” Obama stated, including, “It’s a great reminder that, whilst instances go down, you need to get vaccinated and boosted in case you haven’t already to assist forestall extra severe signs and giving Covid to others.”

The previous president examined optimistic in Washington, D.C., after spending a few of the winter in Hawaii, a individual near him instructed CNN. Whereas Covid instances within the U.S. have dropped considerably because the peak of the Omicron wave, the nation remains to be seeing a median of greater than 1,000 deaths per day attributable to the virus.

That vaccinated people like Obama have examined optimistic with solely delicate signs is a testomony to the efficacy of vaccines. The 2 mRNA vaccines that had been absolutely accredited by the FDA and advisable by CDC, Pfizer and Moderna, have been extremely efficient at stopping severe illness and hospitalizations amongst people who aren’t immunocompromised, even amid the Omicron wave. That implies that for a lot of vaccinated individuals like Obama, a bout of Covid is prone to be delicate and manageable somewhat than extreme and life-threatening.

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