West Virginia Governor Jim Justice (R) postponed his State of the Union address scheduled for Wednesday after testing positive for COVID-19, saying he was “very unwell.”
In a statement released late Tuesday night, Justice, 70, said he “thanks God above that I’m vaccinated, I’ve been given a boost and I have a remarkable support system.” I am amazed, especially my loving family.It is said, I am feeling extremely unwell at this time, and I have no choice but to postpone the State Secretary’s speech. I’m going to the legislature.” Justice added that his wife, Cathy, has tested negative for the virus.
Judicial Office speak he is showing moderate symptoms, including headache, fever, stuffy nose and cough. He is being treated with monoclonal antibodies and is recovering at home. West Virginia’s top COVID-19 adviser, Dr. Clay Marsh, said he is “completely confident that Governor Justice will make a speedy recovery, and that’s because he chose to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.” and the booster shot.”
In an interview Wednesday with West Virginia’s MetroNews, Chief Justice Brian Abraham was more blunt. Governor, he say, is “not very well. He is very ill. He continues to be in pain, as I can hear over the phone. Severe congestion. He still has high blood pressure. He is uncomfortable.” Abraham added, “He’s getting medical attention for him, so we’re hoping for a positive outcome. He’s a tough guy.”
https://theweek.com/coronavirus/1008930/west-virginia-gov-jim-justice-says-he-is-extremely-unwell-after-covid-diagnosis West Virginia Governor Jim Justice says he’s ‘extremely unwell’ after being diagnosed with COVID