Former President Barack Obama says he tested positive for the coronavirus. But he’s feeling relatively healthy and his wife, Michelle, tested negative.
Obama says on Twitter, “I’ve had a scratchy throat for a couple of days, but am feeling fine otherwise." Obama is encouraging more Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, despite the declining infection rate in the U.S.
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.
It’s a reminder to get vaccinated if you haven’t already, even as cases go down.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 13, 2022
There were roughly 35,000 infections on average over the past week, down sharply from mid-January when that average was closer to 800,000.