Former President Barack Obama Tests Positive For Coronavirus
On Sunday, Former president Barack Obama said he has tested positive for the coronavirus, stating that his symptoms so far appeared mild, Onyxnewsng gathered.
“I just tested positive for COVID, I’ve had a scratchy throat for a couple days, but am feeling fine otherwise. Michelle and I are grateful to be vaccinated and boosted, and she has tested negative,” Barack Obama said on Twitter.
Adding that: “It’s a reminder to get vaccinated if you haven’t already, even as cases go down.”
According to data tracked by The Washington Post, coronavirus cases in the United States have reduced to the lowest levels since last July, although over 9,000 Americans per week continue to die of the disease. Nearly 1 million people in the United States have died of the coronavirus since the beginning of the deadly pandemic.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidance this month that eased recommendations on mask-wearing for people in parts of the United States with low coronavirus transmission rates. Some have criticized the agency’s decision, arguing that the omicron and other variants of the coronavirus are highly transmissible, while noting that the elderly, immunocompromised people and those still ineligible for vaccination remain at risk.