Barack Obama says he’s contracted COVID-19 — but the good news is that he’s doing alright … attributing that to the fact he’s vaccinated.
The former President announced his status Sunday, writing … “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.”
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.
It’s a reminder to get vaccinated if you haven’t already, even as cases go down.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 13, 2022
He adds, “It’s a reminder to get vaccinated if you haven’t already, even as cases go down.”
BO is the second living president to have tested positive for the virus — of course, Donald Trump caught it in 2020 (right in the thick of the pandemic) and seemed to be quite ill for a bit … as he had to take a pause on campaigning to get treatment and to quarantine.
Luckily, Joe Biden hasn’t contracted COVID himself — neither has Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush or Bill Clinton, FWIW — even though he was at a high risk of doing so due to Trump attending that September debate, at which point he’d reportedly already tested positive.
While it’s pretty shocking to hear Barack is positive, it’s not all that surprising or worrisome — especially at this point in the pandemic … when lots of people (including politicians) have also caught it, only to come back at 100% shortly thereafter.
We’ve seen fully-vaccinated senators and representatives announce their COVID breakthrough cases in recent months … and just about every one of them kicked it quickly, attributing their mild to nonexistent symptoms to the jab.
Ditto for Barry … get well soon!