4X Vaxxed New Mexico Gov. Tests Positive for COVID

“Get vaccinated & boosted,” Gov. Grisham wrote on Twitter, despite being fully vaccinated and still catching COVID.

QUICK FACTS:
  • New Mexico’s Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (62), who has received two vaccinations and two booster shots against COVID-19, tested positive for the disease on Thursday morning.
  • “I am very grateful to be experiencing only mild symptoms,” Gov. Grisham said in a Twitter post. “Per medical guidance, I have also started a course of the antiviral Paxlovid.”
  • Grisham’s spokeswoman, Nora Meyers Sacket, said the governor had traveled to Colorado on Monday and Tuesday for campaign-related activities, according to reports.
NEW MEXICO GOV. STILL TELLING PEOPLE TO “GET VACCINATED”:
  • Even though the New Mexico governor had received four COVID shots and still came down with the disease, Grisham nevertheless insisted her followers “get vaccinated.”
  • “Get vaccinated & boosted,” she wrote on Twitter, before sharing a link to cv.nmhealth.org, New Mexico’s Department of Health website.
  • “Vaccination, testing and treatment can help us all stay safe,” the website reads. “And don’t forget to mask up and social distance.”
BACKGROUND:
  • Gov. Grisham, who last tested negative for COVID on Aug 24, is looking to serve for a second term but will face Republican nominee and former television meteorologist Mark Ronchetti in the November election.
  • The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), a peer-reviewed medical journal, published a study from Iceland earlier this month revealing that the likelihood of being reinfected with coronavirus increases as the number of COVID-19 vaccines taken increases.
  • The JAMA publication states: “The probability of reinfection increased with time from the initial infection (odds ratio of 18 months vs 3 months, 1.56; 95% CI, 1.18-2.08) (Figure) and was higher among persons who had received 2 or more doses compared with 1 dose or less of vaccine (odds ratio, 1.42; 95% CI, 1.13-1.78).”
  • The study authors even noted their surprise when they found that higher vaccination rates were associated with a higher probability of reinfection: “Surprisingly, 2 or more doses of vaccine were associated with a slightly higher probability of reinfection compared with 1 dose or less,” they wrote.