Triple Vaccinated Defense Secretary Tests Positive For COVID-19

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U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday after experiencing symptoms at home while on leave.

The Department of Defense released a statement in which Austin noted that he is thankful his symptoms are mild due to being fully vaccinated.

“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,” Austin said in the statement.

The Defense Secretary stressed in the statement and in a series of tweets that his infection is not an indication that the vaccines are ineffective.

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