The former president of the United States, Barack Obama, announced this Sunday that he was infected with COVID-19 and that he has mild symptoms of the disease. In addition, he reminded the population to attend to get vaccinated.
“I just tested positive for COVID. My throat has been itchy for a couple of days now, but otherwise, I feel fine. Michelle and I are grateful to have been vaccinated and boosted, and she tested negative. It is a reminder to get vaccinated if she has not already done so, even as cases decline, ”the former president published through his Twitter account. Obama had recently returned to Washington, after spending much of the winter in Hawaii, according to information from CNN.Concern in the US: the White House indicates that Russia would have asked China for help
Although during January the United States reached a peak of up to 700,000 daily infections by the Omicron variant of COVID-19, the number has dropped drastically in recent weeks, with around 40,000 cases. For its part, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue to issue recommendations to citizens to avoid a new increase in infections:
If the level of infections within the communities is low, it is recommended to maintain the full COVID vaccination schedule, as well as to get a screening test if any symptoms are detected, they suggest. For its part, for people who are at high risk of contracting the disease, the recommendation to maintain the use of masks in closed public places is added.
At the moment, he does not present serious symptoms, beyond an itchy throat. His wife, Michelle Obama, tested negative for the virus. “My throat has been itchy for a couple of days, but otherwise I feel fine. Michelle and I are grateful to have been vaccinated and boosted, and she tested negative. It’s a reminder to get vaccinated if she hasn’t already, even as cases decline,” she wrote on her account. De Ella Twitter account.
Democrat Barack Hussein Obama II was the 44th president of the North American country. He won the presidential elections twice and occupied the White House from January 20, 2009 to January 20, 2017, when he was replaced by Republican Donald Trump. The 60-year-old man made the announcement of his contagion at a time when the United States relaxes the restrictions imposed by the pandemic.
In the last week there were about 35,000 infections on average, which represents a sharp decrease compared to mid-January when that average was close to 800,000. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 75.2% of US adults are fully vaccinated, and of those, 47.7% have received a booster. In late February, the CDC relaxed its guidance on wearing masks indoors, taking a more holistic approach. Thus, now the vast majority of Americans live in areas where it is not recommended to have to wear masks in public places indoors.