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Sat Apr 3, 2021, 01:32 PM

After vaccination, Argentine President Alberto Fernandez tests positive for COVID-19

Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández, who has been vaccinated against COVID-19, announced late Friday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus.

“At the end of today, after presenting a fever of 37.3°C (99.1 °F) and a slight headache, I performed an antigen test, which was positive,” he tweeted, adding he was waiting for the results of a PCR test to confirm the diagnosis.

The president, who turned 62 on Friday, was in isolation as a precaution but said he was “physically well.”

“Although I would have liked to end my birthday without this news, I am also in good spirits,” he said.

Fernandez was inoculated with the Russian Sputnik V vaccine on January 21, and had his second shot on February 11.

At: https://www.timesofisrael.com/after-vaccination-argentine-president-tests-positive-for-covid-19/



Argentine President Alberto Fernández receiving his first Covid-19 vaccine dose on January 21, as part of a public effort to encourage fellow Argentines to get vaccinated.

Fernández's announcement that he tested positive for Covid-19, though preliminary, threatens to slow progress in vaccinating the 14.5 million Argentines in "priority" groups - mainly the elderly, those with co-morbidities, and education, health and security staff.

Some 4 million have been thus far - one-fifth the U.S. rate on a per-capita basis.

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Sat Apr 3, 2021, 03:45 PM

1. Russian vaccine.

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Sun Apr 4, 2021, 02:47 AM

2. I would think the vaccine could have diminished the impact substantially, anyway.

It's easy to imagine he could have also been unlucky enough to be attacked by one of the new Brazilian strains from Argentina's next door neighbor...

Hoping to hear it has been completely eliminated and behind him soon.

Very glad they believe it's a mild case. 99.1 isn't really too high, is it?

Thank you. ⭐️

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 03:22 PM

3. I hope so. These news couldn't have come at a worse time.

Besides adding an element of political uncertainty, these news could undermine the vaccination campaign itself.

The right-wingers, of course, are adding their two cents' with tweets like Congresswoman Hebe Casado's, who prayed that Cristina Kirchner (who's 68) got Covid as well.

And Casado's a doctor!

They should revoke her license frankly ("First, do no harm" ).

The times we have to live in. Thanks as always, Judi.

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