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Gov. Abbott now tests Covid negative, 4 days after positive test

<i>Tamir Kalifa/Getty Images/FILE</i><br/>Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he has now tested negative for Covid-19, four days after testing positive for the virus.

“I am told that my infection was brief and mild because of the vaccination I received,” Abbott said in a video he posted on Twitter Saturday afternoon. “So, I encourage others who have not yet received the vaccination to consider getting one.”

Abbott said he will continue to quarantine as recommended by doctors and that the first lady, Cecilia Abbott, continues to test negative.

Abbott contracted the virus as the pandemic surges across Texas, with new cases and hospitalizations increasing to levels not seen since the wave in the winter, and the state nearing its previous pandemic peak.

The governor received Regeneron's monoclonal antibody treatment after testing positive. He said in the video statement he would continue working to open additional antibody therapy centers across the state. Texas recently opened nine antibody infusion centers statewide in an effort to reserve hospital capacity for the most serious cases and prevent hospitalizations.

Regeneron antibodies are recommended to treat “mild to moderate Covid-19” for people 12 years and older who have tested positive and “are at high risk for progressing to severe Covid-19.”

When Abbott announced he tested positive, he said he was not experiencing any symptoms. He did not say whether he experienced any symptoms throughout the past four days.

Texas Tribune

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      1. There’s lots of studies that say they work, but they’re not 100% effective. Even condoms aren’t 100% against unwanted pregnancies. Just ask your parents.

        1. It’s junk science Stevie. Hey genious explain how your worthless face mask stops a microbe less than 2 microns in size. I’m all ears nitwit

    1. Hey nitwit Charlie Dumbo. He really doesn’t need to wear a mask or get any more vaccinations. Since he had the virus and recovered he will have natural antibodies. Do you?

    1. This is coming from you? You are the one with the GED alberto, you are the one in his late 60’s, living in Section Eight government subsidized housing, you are the one that has never had a real career, you are the one that has gone from one minimum wage job to another all of your life, you are the one that got thrown out of the service..

  1. So we are being forced to wear a face dipper for a virus that lasts a few days and we may not even know we have unless we are tested? A bunch of morons rining this city.

    1. Went to a big box store and a small shop yesterday. No one had a mask on. I asked the owner and he said his lawyers told him Reich Fuhrer Samaniego’s edict is invalid by order of the state supreme court.

  2. The state Supreme Court has yet to rule on the mask issue. Should the Court eventually issue an order declaring the mandates illegal, those orders will be ignored and the mandates will remain in place.

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