Indiana health commissioner tests positive for COVID-19

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s health commissioner has tested positive for COVID-19, the second time she has been infected, the state health department announced Wednesday.

Dr. Kristina Box was isolating at home after getting the results of a rapid test she took on Tuesday, the agency said. Box sought the test after experiencing symptoms including muscle aches, chills, coughing and a sore throat.

Box, who has been Gov. Eric Holcomb’s top adviser throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, previously had a mild coronavirus infection in October 2020 before vaccinations were available.

The health department said Box, who is fully vaccinated and received a booster dose in November, is among an estimated 113,000 Hoosiers to suffer a breakthrough COVID-19 infection over the past year. Box has also undergone a PCR test, which will be examined to determine whether she has been infected with the highly infectious omicron variant spreading throughout the country.

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1 comment

Irony January 5, 2022 at 12:08 pm

If I had a penny for every story of irony associated with Covid and all the Lies they have told us over the last 2 years, I would be Richer than Elon Musk.

Positive test 1: Oct 14 2020 – Unvaccinated: “she is not showing symptoms ”

Positive test 2: Today – Vaccinated with Booster: “muscle aches, chills, coughing and a sore throat.”

So if you have a healthy immune system and are under the age of 50, get the vaccine + booster because it Protects you…? protect you from the variant?…

I will not participate in your garbage


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