Tulsa, Oklahoma 2021-07-23 19:05:07 –
Kansas coach Bill Self announced on Friday that he tested positive for COVID-19.
Self said Thursday was the first to test positive.
Self said he was planning to spend the weekend recruiting, but was tested for the virus after experiencing “some minor symptoms.”
“At that time, I learned that my result had returned to positive, and today’s second test confirmed that,” Self said in a statement. “I’m completely vaccinated and I feel pretty good now.”
He went on to encourage others to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
“If you haven’t done so already, vaccinate, and you don’t have to worry about the virus continuing to affect our community and loved ones,” he said. “I completely believe that without the vaccine, I would be in a much worse condition.”
Self, 58, will lead the Jayhawks into 19 seasons. He is 522-118 in Kansas and is always 729-223 in 28 seasons as a head coach. Kansas won the 2008 National Championship under Self.
Self also taught Oral Roberts, Tulsa, and Illinois.
The COVID-19 vaccine does not give 100% immunity to vaccinated people, but it has been widely proven to be effective. A clinical trial of more than 40,000 people who received the Pfizer vaccine found that it was 95% effective in protecting the Pfizer vaccine from symptomatic COVID-19.
Also, 99.2% of all new COVID-19 deaths in the United States are unvaccinated, according to a news analysis of government data.
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