Obama tests positive for COVID-19 and says he feels ‘fine’
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Former President Barack Obama said today he has tested positive for the coronavirus despite feeling relatively healthy and his wife Michelle tested negative.
“I’ve had a sore throat for a few days, but otherwise I’m fine,” Obama said on Twitter. “Michelle and I are grateful to be vaccinated and boosted.”
Obama encouraged more Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus despite the declining rate of infection in the US. There have been around 35,000 infections on average over the past week, a sharp drop from mid-January when that average was closer to 800,000.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 75.2% of US adults are fully vaccinated and 47.7% of those fully vaccinated have received a booster shot. The CDC relaxed its indoor masking guidelines in late February, taking a more holistic approach that meant the vast majority of Americans live in areas without the indoor masking recommendation in public.