“On September 14, I tested positive for coronavirus after accompanying a friend who had cold symptoms to get tested. I immediately quarantined, saw a doctor and since then have developed symptoms, ”Manning said in a statement, noting that she was to quarantine herself until Oct. 1.
“I am fine and luckily due to the benefits of the vaccine my symptoms are very mild. My heart goes out to all those who are suffering and mourning because of this horrible virus and I look forward to the day when we can put all of this behind us, ”she added.
She also highlighted the effectiveness of masking and vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic, noting the prevalence of misinformation around the coronavirus. Manning appeared to refer to rap artist Nicki Minaj in his comments. Minaj expressed reservations about the vaccine this week and faced criticism.
“While I don’t share the same influence as a multi-platinum artist, I do recognize the importance of transparency and the threat that disinformation poses to the health and well-being of various communities, online and offline. Manning said. “So I’m just going to say this… vaccines work, masks work, tests work, healthcare is a right, and we all have to support each other. “
In 2013, the former army analyst was convicted of theft and espionage for leaking sensitive information about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and was initially sentenced to 35 years.
In 2017, his sentence was commuted by then-president obamaBarack Hussein Obama Chelsea Manning Tests Positive for COVID-19 The Hill’s Morning Report – Brought to you by National Industries for the Blind – Security strengthened for Capitol rally; Biden agenda slows down Obama backs Trudeau in Canadian election MORE and in 2020 she was released from prison.