Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, an early advocate among Republicans of wearing masks and other pandemic precautions, tested positive Thursday for the coronavirus just ahead of a planned meeting with President Donald Trump. (Aug. 6)
MIKE DEWINE: The idea was I was going to get tested, which I did. Everyone who sees the president is tested. So I was-- I was tested. And I went from there to the airport. And when I got to the airport, I found out shortly thereafter that I had tested positive. So that was a big surprise.
But, you know, I feel fine. I have a headache, but, you know, I get a lot of headaches throughout my life. So a headache is not anything that unusual.
You know, the lesson that should come from this is that we're all human. This is everywhere. This virus is very tough. And yes, you can contract it even when you're being very, very careful, and even when you're wearing a mask. But your odds are just dramatically better.