Keisha Lance Bottoms has tested positive for Covid-19 a second time in as many years.
The former Atlanta mayor, who is vaccinated and boosted, first tested positive for COVID in 2020.
After suffering with flu-like symptoms for 10 agonizing days, Bottoms announced she is recovering from COVID in a tweet on Monday.
“After 10 LONG days, I have finally tested negative for COVID. I was asymptotic [sic] in 2020 and have no underlying health conditions. This bout has had me down and out, with fever and sleeping for days on end.”
Bottoms, who now works for the Biden administration, begged her followers to get the same vaccine she got – which didn’t prevent her from being infected twice.
“Please get vaccinated and boosted. The threat of this virus is still real,” she wrote.
Meanwhile, Dr. Anthony Fauci announced his intentions to step down as White House chief medical advisor in December. In retirement, he’ll collect $350,000 a year.
Fauci previously stated he would retire in 2024. Then his boss, President Joe Biden, contracted COVID twice – after being vaccinated and boosted 4 times.
The sudden announcement led to speculation that Fauci is being shown the door after a series of spectacular missteps that shed doubt on the mRNA vaccination program in the US.
As of 2022, more than 174 million Americans are not vaccinated or boosted.
CDC director Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky announced a “shake-up” of the CDC after polling showed a majority of Americans lost trust in the public health agency.
Walensky admitted the CDC made some dramatic mistakes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Walensky said the CDC’s reorganizational changes will focus on sharing data more quickly and making public health guidance easier for people to understand.