Lindsey Graham tests positive for Covid-19: What you need to know
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has tested positive for COVID-19. He made the announcement on Monday. This comes after he was fully vaccinated. According to him, he has ‘flu-like' symptoms.
He made the announcement via his Twitter account, "I was just informed by the House physician I have tested positive for #COVID19 even after being vaccinated. I started having flu-like symptoms Saturday night and went to the doctor this morning.” He further tweeted, I feel like I have a sinus infection and at present time I have mild symptoms. I will be quarantining for ten days. I am very glad I was vaccinated because without vaccination I am certain I would not feel as well as I do now. My symptoms would be far worse.”
He was present in the Senate on Monday morning, before he got his test results. However, he was wearing a mask the whole time. The news of Graham being Covid positive comes at a crucial time when the senate is working towards passing a bipartisan infrastructure bill.
According to CDC, these breakthrough infections in people who are fully vaccinated are extremely rare, and they have urged people to get vaccinated as soon as possible to stop the spread of the delta variant.
The Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell did not respond to one of the questions asked by the reporters that if he would be wearing a face mask in the senate.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in the briefing this morning, "We certainly do hope that Sen. Graham has a speedy recovery and his, his experiences mild symptoms and you know we wish him the best of health through that.”