Minneapolis man with state's first confirmed COVID-19 omicron variant infection urges vaccinations
Health officials confirmed last week it was the state's first COVID-19 omicron variant
December 6, 2021
Pete McGinn's COVID-19 diagnosis surprised him because his symptoms were mild. Then he was even more surprised to find out his infection was caused by a new variant: omicron.
"When I first heard it, I thought it was a supervillain," said McGinn, of Minneapolis, who tested positive for the virus after a recent trip to New York City for an anime convention. "It seems like a villain name to me and so I guess that kind of matches this since it's a virus."
The 30-year-old product analyst for UnitedHealth Group found out right before Thanksgiving that he had been infected with COVID-19. He said he was was asymptomatic, fully vaccinated and received a booster the first week of November.