Coach John Calipari says he had breakthrough COVID-19 case over the summer, encourages vaccination
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WYMT) - Kentucky men’s basketball Coach John Calipari announced during a preseason news conference Tuesday that he tested positive for COVID-19 over the summer.
He says that he had already been vaccinated when he tested positive.
“I will tell you that I did not want to discourage anyone to say, ‘well now, he got it. So why would I take it?’ It doesn’t matter. My symptoms were so mild, that I was good. Okay, I had some aches and pains and stuff. Never got a fever, never got the headache, nothing. But I was positive,” Calipari said on why he waited to make his diagnosis public.
Calipari adds that among the people he knows who have had breakthrough cases, none were very sick because they were vaccinated.
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