Former President Barack Obama said on Sunday he had tested positive for the coronavirus, despite feeling relatively healthy and his wife, Michelle, had tested negative.
“I’ve had a scratchy throat for a few days, but otherwise feel fine,” Obama said on Twitter. “Michelle and I are grateful to be vaccinated and boosted.”
Obama encouraged more Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, despite the drop in the rate of infection in the United States.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 75.2% of US adults are fully vaccinated and 47.7% of fully vaccinated people have received a booster shot. The CDC relaxed its guidelines for indoor masking in late February, taking a more holistic approach that meant the vast majority of Americans live in areas with no recommendations for indoor masking in public.