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3 U.S. senators test positive in “breakthrough” COVID-19 cases

Three U.S. senators — John Hickenlooper, Angus King and Roger Wicker — introduced Thursday that all of them have examined positive for coronavirus. All three senators had been vaccinated and experiencing a “breakthrough” case of COVID-19.

Hickenlooper, a Democrat from Colorado, introduced his positive end result on Twitter. “I’ve tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19,” he wrote. “I feel good but will isolate per docs instructions. I’m grateful for the vaccine (& the scientists behind it!) for limiting my symptoms. If you haven’t gotten your shot-get it today! And a booster when it’s available too!”

Earlier Thursday, King, an Independent from Maine, and Wicker, a Republican from Mississippi, additionally mentioned they’re experiencing breakthrough cases of COVID-19.

“Despite taking precautions and receiving the vaccine, this morning I tested positive for COVID-19,” King tweeted. “While I am not feeling great, I’m definitely feeling much better than I would have without the vaccine.”

Senators John Hickenlooper, Angus King and Roger Wicker

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Wicker’s office introduced his prognosis on his official web site. “Senator Wicker tested positive this morning for the COVID-19 virus after immediately seeking a test due to mild symptoms,” the assertion read. (*3*)

The three senators are the newest high-profile lawmakers to test positive for the virus after receiving the vaccine. On Tuesday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott introduced he additionally had a breakthrough case, and earlier this month, Senator Lindsey Graham mentioned he contracted the virus.

The U.S. Senate is at the moment on its summer season recess, which started after it handed the $1 trillion infrastructure invoice final week.