The Key Thing Missing from Obama’s Covid Announcement and What It Shows

Well, adding to the long list of people who have been using their high profile to push the jab and then got Covid, Obama recently announced that he’d contracted the virus.

He announced so on Twitter, saying:

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.

Notable is the continued encouragement for everyone to get vaxxed, as if anyone who listens to what Obama has to say hasn’t already done so. Further, it’s weird for him to be pushing the jab despite having gotten it and the boosters but still contracted the virus, something those commenting on the post were quick to point out. Many others, right and left, called for him to get well soon.

Still, there was at least one good point in Obama’s tweet: cases are going down. As Breitbart reports:

Obama’s announcement came as many places across the U.S. have reported declining case numbers, hospitalizations, and deaths as the wave caused by the omicron variant fades. Trends reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been downward since February.

ABC News, reporting more details on that general trend, adds that:

On Thursday, for the first time since July, the number of hospitalized COVID-19 positive Americans fell below 30,000, according to federal data. This marks a more than 80% decline in the number of patients requiring care for the virus, since the nation’s peak, when 160,000 people were hospitalized about two months ago.

So, while Obama calls for everyone to keep getting the jab and debates over things like mask mandates continue, the total caseload is on a general trend down.

Additionally, noticeably absent from Obama’s Twitter post was any call for a vaccine mandate, something that many in his party have been pushing, at least up until recently. Though he encouraged everyone to get jabbed, he didn’t call for the government to demand they do so.

That’s telling; Obama is no friend of liberty, as his administration’s record shows, so it isn’t particularly likely that he held off from doing so based just on any feelings about government overreach.

So, what’s the issue? Likely midterms. From what he said, Obama is mostly well; he’s not in the grip of some fever dream. Thus, he likely remembers and grasps that jab mandates are highly unpopular and wasn’t wanting to do something that would inflame public sentiment against Democrats.

That’s nice for now, but can be expected to end with midterms; assuming Obama makes it, I think it’s fair to guess that his stance on mandatory vaccination might become a bit more pronounced once the elections are over.

That, however, is just speculation. For now, all we really know is that he has Covid despite being vaxxed.

By: Gen Z Conservative, editor of Follow me on Parler and Gettr.

This story syndicated with permission from Will, Author at Trending Politics

Notice: This article may contain commentary that reflects the author's opinion.

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