Former President Bill Clinton said that he had tested positive for COVID-19. He expressed gratitude that he had been vaccinated and encouraged others to do so.
“I was positive for Covid. I have mild symptoms. I am doing well overall. I’m thankful for the booster and vaccines. It has kept my symptoms mild.”
I’ve tested positive for Covid. I’ve had mild symptoms, but I’m doing fine overall and keeping myself busy at home.
I’m grateful to be vaccinated and boosted, which has kept my case mild, and I urge everyone to do the same, especially as we move into the winter months.
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) November 30, 2022
Clinton was president from 1993 to 2001. Clinton’s wife, Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election against Donald Trump. She was previously Secretary of State under President Barack Obama, as well as a U.S. Senator. Before that, she was a Senator from New York.
Hillary Clinton stated earlier this year that her COVID-19 test was positive.
“I tested positive for COVID.”
Well, I've tested positive for COVID. I've got some mild cold symptoms but am feeling fine. I'm more grateful than ever for the protection vaccines can provide against serious illness. Please get vaccinated and boosted if you haven't already!
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 22, 2022
John Kerry was the Special Presidential Envoy to Climate Change. He tested positive for COVID-19 in March.
Whitney Smith, Secretary Kerry’s spokesperson, said Kerry was now self-isolating after he had a positive COVID-19 test at Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. According to the New York Times, Kerry is fully vaccinated and boosted with mild symptoms.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Wiensky tested positive for the virus and was prescribed Paxlovid. The virus was tested again and she came back positive.
Although COVID-19 vaccines can’t protect everyone from all infections, they do provide protection against serious illness and hospitalization. Walensky said that his updated #COVID19 vaccine helped him to make sure that his immune system was ready to fight severe illness.
COVID-19 vaccines may not prevent every infection, but they do provide us important protection against severe illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. My updated #COVID19 vaccine helped ensure my immune system was equipped to protect me against severe illness.
— Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH (@CDCDirector) November 8, 2022