HOUSTON – Dr. Peter Hotez revealed Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. The message was sent out via his verified Twitter account.
Hotez said he has moderate symptoms, such as fatigue, headache, and sore throat. He is isolated at home as he continues working via Zoom.
He is fully vaccinated and boosted, which he says has prevented more severe symptoms. Hotez is currently starting Paxlovid, an antiviral treatment pill produced by Pfizer.
Looks like I've tested positive for COVID, moderate symptoms of fatigue, headache, sore throat, isolating at home doing zoom meetings. I'm grateful to have been vaccinated/boosted, which certainly prevented more severe illness. Just started Paxlovid. Transmission up, be careful.— Prof Peter Hotez MD PhD (@PeterHotez) May 9, 2022