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Former President Obama tests positive for COVID-19

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.

ARTICLE: LAURA SPIVAK

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: NBC15.COM

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Laura is a freelance writer out of Maryland and a mom of three. Her background is in political science and international relations, and she has been doing political writing and editing for 17 years. Laura has also written parenting pieces for the Today Show and is currently working on writing a collection of remarkable true stories about normal people. She writes for FBA because unbiased news is vital to unity, and readers deserve the facts free of opinion.

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