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Barack Obama Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Former US President Barack Obama reveals that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

The 60-year-old Democrat shared the news in a Twitter post on Sunday (March 14), stating that his symptoms were mild.

“I just tested positive for COVID. I’ve had a scratchy throat for a couple days, but am feeling fine otherwise,” wrote Obama. “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.”

Obama’s positive test comes amid rapidly declining cases in the US and the lifting of some health and social restrictions. It was reported that there was an average of 35,000 infections over the past week, marking a notable decline from the 800,000 average in January.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 75.2% of American adults are fully vaccinated and that 47.7% of those people have also received a booster jab.

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The former US President has been vocal in his support of the vaccine and other COVID countermeasures, encouraging people to get tested and praising medical experts for their research.

In August, Obama also scaled back his 60th birthday celebrations on Martha’s Vineyard amid increasing concern over the Delta variant.

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