Former US president Barack Obama (pictured November 2021) plus fellow former presidents Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush, Invoice Clinton appeared collectively in a one-minute video endorsing the US vaccination marketing campaign. Photograph by AFP
Barack Obama has examined optimistic for a light case of Covid-19, the previous US president stated on his Twitter account Sunday.
“I’ve had a scratchy throat for a pair days, however am feeling nice in any other case,” Obama tweeted, including that his spouse, former first woman Michelle Obama, has to this point examined unfavorable.
“Michelle and I are grateful to be vaccinated and boosted,” he wrote.
Obama, plus fellow former presidents Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush, Invoice Clinton — and the previous first women — appeared collectively in a one-minute video launched final March, endorsing the US vaccination marketing campaign and sharing what they missed about pre-pandemic life.
“This vaccine means hope,” Obama stated within the video. “It’s going to shield you and people you like from this harmful and lethal illness.”
In August, Obama scaled again his sixtieth birthday celebrations because of the unfold of the Delta variant of the coronavirus.
Conservative political opponents had lashed out on the former president for planning to host an out of doors social gathering — during which attendees had been required to be vaccinated — that had been anticipated to attract lots of of visitors after Democrats had criticized Donald Trump’s administration for organizing a number of maskless occasions on the White Home.
Obama reiterated his help for the vaccine in his tweet Sunday, saying his personal optimistic take a look at was “a reminder to get vaccinated in the event you haven’t already, at the same time as instances go down.”
Regardless of a vocal anti-vaccination constituency within the nation, the US Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) say greater than 80 p.c of all folks ages 5 and older in the USA have had at the very least one Covid-19 vaccine dose.
US day by day case counts have fallen off sharply, in accordance with the (CDC), with a mean of round 35,000 instances per day in mid-March in comparison with a peak of a mean of 810,000 instances per day in mid-January.