The massive spike in death toll due to the coronavirus has been put to a halt. That doesn’t mean the virus is completely gone. The world is continuing to feel the effects of COVID-19. Now a beloved former U.S. President is afflicted. Thankfully, Barack Obama is vaccinated.

Former U.S. President Barack Obama took to Twitter on Sunday to announce that he has tested positive for the virus. Obama, who is 60, said he has a scratchy throat for a couple days but is feeling fine otherwise.

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.

Obama said he and wife Michelle are grateful to be vaccinated and boosted, and that she has tested negative. He also urged those who haven’t received their vaccine shots to get vaccinated.

According to stats, the U.S. has so far recorded more than 79 million COVID cases and nearly one million have died since the virus first emerged in America is the first half of 2020. Our thoughts are with anyone dealing with the affects of this terrible virus.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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