WASHINGTON -- Former President Barack Obama stated Sunday that he had tested positive for Covid-19. WASHINGTON -- Former President Barack Obama stated Sunday that he had tested positive for Covid-19.
Obama tweeted, "I just tested positive to COVID." "I have a scratchy throat that has been bothering me for the past few days but I feel fine. Michelle and I were grateful to Michelle for being vaccinated, and that she was boosted. Michelle has also tested negative.
He said, "It's an encouragement to get vaccinated if necessary, even though the number of cases is decreasing."
The number of covid-19 cases caused by the omicron coronavirus variant continues to fall in the U.S. as well as other parts of the globe. The virus will likely be around for the foreseeable future. It is likely to become a seasonal virus similar to influenza, according Dr. Rochelle Walensky (director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
According to health officials, scientists are still evaluating whether a booster shot is necessary.