Former American President, Barack Obama, announced Sunday he tested positive for coronavirus
- Obama reiterated his support for the vaccine in his tweet Sunday, saying his positive test was “a reminder to get vaccinated if you haven’t already, even as cases go down.”
EKO HOT BLOG reports that a former President of the United States Of America, Barack Obama, on Sunday, revealed that he has tested positive for Covid-19.
Obama who disclosed this on his Twitter account said, “I’ve had a scratchy throat for a couple of days, but am feeling fine otherwise,” Obama tweeted, adding that his wife, former first lady Michelle Obama, has so far tested negative.
“Michelle and I are grateful to be vaccinated and boosted,” he wrote.
The best way to slow the emergence of COVID variants, according to the Centres For Disease Control and Prevention, is to get vaccinated, including getting the booster shot which offers maximum protection.
A fully vaccinated and boosted person can still contract the virus, but the chances of hospitalisation and death are rare, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. ( CDC).
Obama reiterated his support for the vaccine in his tweet Sunday, saying his positive test was “a reminder to get vaccinated if you haven’t already, even as cases go down.”
Despite a vocal anti-vaccination constituency in the country, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say more than 80 per cent of all people ages five and older in the United States have had at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose.
US daily case counts have fallen off sharply, according to the (CDC), with an average of around 35,000 cases per day in mid-March compared to a peak of an average of 810,000 points per day in mid-January.
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