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Dr. Peter Hotez tweets that he has COVID

Dr. Peter Hotez says he's being treated with Paxlovid.

HOUSTON — One of the leading authorities throughout the COVID pandemic apparently has COVID himself.

Dr. Peter Hotez, a vaccine expert with Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, tweeted this afternoon that he tested positive for COVID.

Hotez said he has mild symptoms, including fatigue, a headache and a sore throat.  He is being treated with Paxlovid.

He added that he’s vaccinated and boosted. He also warned that transmission is up.