Hillary Clinton tests positive for COVID-19

Hillary Clinton says she has mild symptoms of COVID-19 and appealed people to get vaccinated

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American politician and diplomat Hillary Clinton has announced that she has tested positive for COVID-19. The former secretary of state of the United States informed about her health in a Tweet on March 22, 2022 and said that she is experiencing mild cold symptoms but is feeling fine. Clinton, while elaborating further that she was grateful for the protection provided by the vaccines and appealed everyone to get vaccinated and get their booster shots if anyone has not already.

The member of the Democratic Party also informed that her husband, former President Bill Clinton has tested negative and will be quarantining till the household is in the clear. Clinton has become the latest politicians who have recently tested positive for COVID. Barack Obama had last week tested positive for the virus and had then said that he was feeling fine and is just experiencing a scratchy throat. On March 22, 2022, Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary also announced that he has tested positive of the virus and added that he had two socially distanced meetings with President Joe Biden.

Despite that, Psaki clarified that as per the CDC guidelines he is not considered as a close contact. Biden tested negative on the same day and for Psaki, this is his second encounter with COVID. He had earlier contracted the virus in October 2021. In recent times the number of COVID-19 cases have sharply fallen down and the surge caused by the Omicron variant proved to be mild. On the other hand the cases in the United Kingdom continue to rise due to the Omicron subvariant BA.2.

Meanwhile, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former FDA commissioner and right now a board member at Pfizer said that he is not expecting to have a big wave of new infections in the United States. The mask mandates and other restrictions that continue to be in place help to slow the spread of the virus.

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