On Sunday evening, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced that he tested positive for COVID-19, despite receiving two doses of the COVID vaccine in addition to a booster shot.
“I tested positive this morning for COVID-19. I requested the test today after exhibiting symptoms while at home on leave,” he stated. "My symptoms are mild, and I am following my physician’s directions. In keeping with those directions, and in accordance with CDC guidelines, I will quarantine myself at home for the next five days."
I tested positive this morning for COVID-19. I requested the test today after exhibiting symptoms while at home on leave. My symptoms are mild, and I am following my physician’s directions. 1/7
— Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III (@SecDef) January 3, 2022
He then attempted to give credit to the vaccines for his 'mild symptoms.'
“As my doctor made clear to me, my fully vaccinated status — and the booster I received in early October — have rendered the infection much more mild than it would otherwise have been. And I am grateful for that,” Austin said. “The vaccines work and will remain a military medical requirement for our workforce. I continue to encourage everyone eligible for a booster shot to get one. This remains a readiness issue."
Thank you, General Austin.
Glad you are feeling okay and thank you for emphasizing the vital benefits of vaccination for all of us.
Those of us serving in the military medical corps - across the active, Reserve and guard corps - are especially grateful for your example. https://t.co/7IVhT299ev
— Dr. Vin Gupta (@VinGuptaMD) January 3, 2022
If I was vaccinated three times for any disease and still got the disease, I would be asking some serious questions. Instead of continuing to push the experimental jabs, perhaps he should reevaluate the situation and realize that the reason he still caught COVID is because the shots do NOT work.
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