Former President Barack Obama announced on Sunday that he had tested positive for COVID-19.
The 44th president took to Twitter over the weekend, telling followers, “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.”
Obama also took the opportunity to remind Americans who have yet to receive the COVID-19 vaccine that falling case rates do not mean vaccinations are unnecessary. “It’s a reminder to get vaccinated if you haven’t already, even as cases go down,” Obama wrote.
As case numbers fall dramatically across the country, the CDC recently eased indoor masking guidelines and schools nationwide began dropping their mask mandates.
The CDC reports that as of last week, 75.2 percent of eligible U.S. adults are vaccinated, and only 47.7 percent of those have received a booster shot.
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