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Jim Justice: West Virginia governor says he feels better after his Covid-19 diagnosis and attributes vaccine to saving his life

Jim Justice: West Virginia governor says he feels better after his Covid-19 diagnosis and attributes vaccine to saving his life

“Luckily I feel much better today,” Justice said. “I really want to get out of this house and serve our state again. I’m not one to linger.’

The governor stays experiencing mild symptoms and its monoclonal antibody treatment was well received, the statement said.

“The fact that I chose to get vaccinated and boosted undoubtedly saved my life, that’s all. So, now more than ever, I strongly encourage all residents of West Virginia to protect themselves and their families. protect themselves by getting vaccinated,” Justice added.

The 70-year-old woke up Tuesday morning with congestion and coughing, eventually developing a headache and fever, according to a statement Tuesday. By late afternoon, his blood pressure and heart rate were elevated and he had a high fever.

The results of a rapid test in the morning came back negative, but a PCR test came back positive, said Justice, who was forced to postpone a State of the State address before the West Virginia legislature.

Justice described himself as “extremely unwell” on Tuesday and Chief of Staff Brian Abraham told the West Virginia Gazette Mail in an interview By Wednesday, his symptoms were clear.
Justice, a Republican re-elected in 2020, is a ardent advocate for vaccinations and booster doses throughout the pandemic, often using direct language when speaking to voters about the benefits of inoculation.
“If you’re there in West Virginia and you’re not vaccinated today, what’s the downside?” justice said in July. “If we were all vaccinated, don’t you believe fewer people would die? If you weren’t vaccinated, you’re part of the problem rather than part of the solution.”