My testing positive for Covid-19 reminder to get vaccinated, says Obama

Former United States President Barack Obama on Sunday said his testing positive for COVID-19 is a reminder for others to get vaccinated.

Obama confirmed he had contacted the virus in a statement on Sunday.

“I’ve had a scratchy throat for a couple days, but am feeling fine otherwise,” said Obama on Twitter Sunday night.

“Michelle and I are grateful to be vaccinated and boosted.”

The former president (2009-2017) urged people to get vaccinated against the deadly virus, even though infection rates across the U.S. are dropping.

“It’s a reminder to get vaccinated if you haven’t already, even as cases go down,” he said.

Federal authorities said about 80 percent of American adults are fully vaccinated; while about 50 percent of them have received a booster shot.

Last month, the infectious diseases office CDC relaxed its guidelines for indoor masking but urged people to continue to observe basic safety protocols.

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