On Sunday, former President Barack Obama announced on Twitter that he has tested positive for COVID.
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.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 13, 2022
“I just tested positive for COVID. I’ve had a scratchy throat for a couple days, but am feeling fine otherwise,” Obama tweeted. “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.”
According to a “source,” CNN says he appears to have caught it in Washington, D.C., after spending most of the winter in Hawaii.
But if you check out his Facebook announcement, there’s a small problem in that one. He says that people should get vaccinated and boosted “to help prevent more serious symptoms and giving COVID to others.”
— Dr. Nickarama (@nickaramaOG) March 13, 2022
You can spread the virus even if you are vaccinated — and you can still get it, even if you are vaccinated. So, this is just straight-up misinformation from Obama. Where is the misinformation police to flag his post? Apparently, this misinformation is cool because it’s from Barack Obama. This was a repeated issue with Joe Biden, as well, in 2021, although he seems to have finally stopped saying it.
While Obama has preached vaccination and masking, he dispensed with masks for himself and his friends at his August 2021 birthday party, with hundreds of people in attendance; In February, when he was checking on the building of his home in Hawaii, workers wore masks, but he did not.
Coincidentally, this comes right as Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla says on “Face The Nation” that a fourth shot will be necessary, because of “waning immunity.”
“Right now, the protection that you’re getting from the third [shot], it is good enough — actually quite good for hospitalizations and deaths — it’s not that good against infections, but doesn’t last very long,” he said.
Pfizer and other companies are working on shots that will protect against any future variants.
“Omicron was the first [variant] that was able to evade, in a skillful way the immune protection that we’re given, but also in all that the duration of the protection doesn’t last very long,” Bourla told host Margaret Brennan.
“What we are trying to do and we are working very diligently right now it is to make not only a vaccine that will protect against all variants, including Omicron, but also something that can protect for at least a year.”
Um, weren’t vaccinated people getting the virus even before Omicron? So, what is Bourla saying here? Besides that, a fourth shot won’t last a year – so you’ll have to keep coming back to get another one?
We’re not even just talking about a fourth shot, but continuous shots. Look for the concept of “fully vaccinated” or “up-to-date vaccinated” to keep changing, I guess.