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Hillary Clinton Tests Positive For COVID, Provides Update On Bill Clinton

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Former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has tested positive for COVID and given news on the status of her husband, former President Bill Clinton.

“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!” she said on Twitter.

“Bill tested negative and is feeling fine. He’s quarantining until our household is fully in the clear. Movie recommendations appreciated!” she said.

She joins a growing list of Democrats who have recently announced that they had tested positive for COVID-19.

A group of House Democrats who attended a retreat together, maskless, where President Joe Biden spoke, reported that they had tested positive for COVID, The Daily Mail reported.

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“While I tested negative earlier this week, today I tested positive for COVID-19. Thankfully, I am only experiencing mild symptoms & am grateful for the protection that comes from being vaccinated & boosted. I encourage everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated and get boosted,” Rep. DeLauro said.

“While I was looking forward to marching in the St. Patrick’s Day parade & had plans to celebrate our community projects & all that we accomplished in the federal spending package, I’ll be isolating & working remotely from my home in New Haven. My office remains fully operational,” she said.

“As part of regular protocol after travel, I tested for COVID-19 this morning & got a positive result (after testing negative earlier this week). Thanks to protections from being vaccinated & boosted, I’m grateful to only be experiencing mild symptoms,” Rep. Lofgren said.

“In accordance w/@CDCgov & Office of the Attending Physician’s guidelines, I’m isolating & working remotely. My offices in DC & San Jose will also shift to full remote work for the week & remain fully operational,” she said.

And fully vaccinated and boosted former President Obama had also 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,” the former president said on Twitter.

Unrelated to the trip, it was announced that Vice President Kamala Harris’ husband, Doug Emhoff, tested positive for COVID, NBC News reported.

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“Earlier today, the Second Gentleman tested positive for COVID-19,” the Vice President’s deputy press secretary  Sabrina Singh, said. “Out of an abundance of caution, the Vice President will not participate in tonight’s event [on Equal Pay Day]. The Vice President tested negative for COVID-19 today and will continue to test.”

“I tested positive for COVID. My symptoms are mild and I’m grateful to be both vaccinated and boosted. If you have yet to get vaccinated and boosted, please don’t wait,” the second gentlemen said.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki also announced on Tuesday that she had tested positive for COVID.

“Today, in preparation for travel to Europe, I took a PCR test this morning. That test came back positive, which means I will be adhering to [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)] guidance and no longer be traveling on the President’s trip to Europe,” the press secretary said.

“I had two socially-distanced meetings with the President yesterday, and he is not considered a close contact as defined by CDC guidance. I am sharing the news of my positive test today out of an abundance of transparency,” she said.

“Thanks to the vaccine, I have only experienced mild symptoms. In alignment with White House COVID-19 protocols, I will work from home and plan to return to work in person at the conclusion of a five-day isolation period and a negative test,” she said.

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