U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III, shown on a Jan. 29, 2021, visit with National Guard personnel at the U.S. Capitol, issued a memo making mask wear mandatory on all Defense Department installations on Feb. 4, 2021. DOD photo by USAF Staff Sgt. Brittany A. Chase.  

FOX News: Biden Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin tests positive for COVID-19  

According to a statement, Austin is fully vaccinated 

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday after experiencing symptoms of the virus while at home on leave. 

In an emailed statement released Sunday night, Austin said that he is fully vaccinated and received his booster shot in October, which he says has made the infection “much more mild.” 

“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.  

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WNU Editor: He is double-vaccinated and had a booster shot in October. 

By the sound of it. His symptoms are the same as mine when I contracted Covid over a week ago. Running nose/sore throat/migraine/and feeling tired for 2 – 3 days.