Three US senators from completely different political affiliations and completely different elements of the nation stated Thursday they’ve examined constructive for the coronavirus.
The lawmakers, who had been vaccinated, are among the many 71 members of Congress to be identified with Covid-19 for the reason that starting of final yr, in accordance with the nonpartisan group GovTrack.
“I’ve tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19. I feel good but will isolate per docs instructions,” Senator John Hickenlooper, 69, stated on Twitter.
“I’m grateful for the vaccine,” the Colorado Democrat added, as he inspired different folks to get the shot.
Republican Senator Roger Wicker, 70, examined constructive earlier Thursday “after immediately seeking a test due to mild symptoms,” his workplace stated in a press release.
Wicker is being handled by a health care provider in Mississippi, his residence southern state with the tenth highest an infection price within the nation.
A 3rd senator, 77-year-old Angus King, was examined Thursday as a precaution after he started experiencing signs.
“While I am not feeling great, I’m definitely feeling much better than I would have without the vaccine,” stated King, an impartial from Maine the place the Covid an infection price is comparatively low.
Congress is at present on recess, and the Senate comes again into session September 13.
Last February 67-year-old House Republican Ron Wright, who lived for years with most cancers, died two weeks after contracting Covid-19.