Earlier last week, former President Barack Obama revealed he tested positive for COVID-19.
“I recently received a positive COVID test result. I’ve been suffering from an itchy throat for the last couple of days, but I’m generally good.”
In addition, the former president said, “It serves as a reminder to be vaccinated if you haven’t already, even as instances decline.”
COVID-19 mandates are set to expire at the end of this year, according to President Joe Biden, who says he “understands” why Americans would like to know when they will be terminated.
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
Obama Has Shown Support Towards Vaccine Mandates
Obama has been an outspoken supporter of the COVID-19 immunization for a long time. To guarantee the safety of the coronavirus vaccination, he joined former Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton in December 2020.
Obama chose to do this in stating his readiness to get the vaccine publicly as soon as it became available. Jimmy Carter, a Democrat who previously served as president, has also expressed support for the vaccination.
As part of his campaign to end the COVID-19 pandemic, former President Barack Obama posted a video on Facebook in March 2021 showing himself and former First Lady Michelle Obama being vaccinated.
“We know it’s the key to beating this pandemic, protecting one another, and getting the country back up and running again,” Obama wrote.
This caption was preceded by footage about himself and former First Lady Michelle Obama obtaining the shot. “As a result, I hope you’ll be able to acquire the vaccination as soon as it becomes available. It has the potential to save your life.”
After being challenged about the possibility of African Americans being hesitant about taking the COVID-19 vaccination during an appearance on SiriusXM’s “The Joe Madison Program” in December 2020, Obama fired back, citing previous medical trials on the community.
Obama Praises Fauci
“People like Tony Fauci, who I respect and with whom I’ve worked, are people whom I have great confidence in,” Obama remarked.
“If Anthony Fauci says the vaccine is safe and can prevent, you know, COVID infection, I’m going to be taking it without hesitation.”
LOL. Barack Obama is "grateful to be vaccinated and boosted" after testing positive for covid.
— thebradfordfile (@thebradfordfile) March 13, 2022
“What I’m not confident about is obtaining COVID,” Obama said. “In particular, I believe that African-Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans are among those who have the greatest fatality rates from this outbreak.”
“This also extends to those who are the most exposed to and susceptible, in part as we have a high prevalence of preexisting diseases.
It has been determined that the COVID-19 epidemic has had a substantial impact on Black, Hispanic, and Native American populations. This is particularly true in terms of hospitalizations and fatalities, according to the CDC.
It appears being even being triple vaxxed won’t even prevent someone from getting COVID-19.