Hillary Clinton Tests Positive for COVID-19

By Mimi Nguyen Ly
Mimi Nguyen Ly
Mimi Nguyen Ly
Mimi Nguyen Ly is a journalist based in Australia.
March 22, 2022 Updated: March 23, 2022

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Tuesday she tested positive for COVID-19.

“Well, I’ve tested positive for COVID,” she said in a statement. “I’ve got some mild cold symptoms but am feeling fine.

“I’m more grateful than ever for the protection vaccines can provide against serious illness. Please get vaccinated and boosted if you haven’t already!” the 74-year-old added.

In a subsequent post, the former Democratic presidential candidate said that her husband, former President Bill Clinton, has “tested negative and is feeling fine.”

“He’s quarantining until our household is fully in the clear,” she wrote. “Movie recommendations appreciated!”

A spokesman for the former president, Angel Ureña, said in a statement: “President Clinton is feeling well and will continue to be tested in the coming days.”

COVID-19 is the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, also referred to as the novel coronavirus.

Clinton’s announcement comes after White House press secretary Jen Psaki has also tested positive for the second time.

“Today, in preparation for travel to Europe, I took a PCR test this morning,” Psaki wrote on Twitter. “That test came back positive, which means I will be adhering to CDC guidance and no longer be traveling on the President’s trip to Europe.”

Psaki said that President Joe Biden is “not considered a close contact as defined by CDC guidance” after she had “two socially-distanced meetings” on Monday, and that Biden tested negative via PCR test.

“I am sharing the news of my positive test today out of an abundance of transparency,” she said.

Previously, former President Barack Obama on March 13 had confirmed he tested positive for the virus.

Mimi Nguyen Ly is a journalist based in Australia.