[ Editor’s Note: VT wishes the Senator a speedy recovery, and all the other Congressional people, including staff, who will be picking up the Delta strain from their people immersed activities… Jim and Gordon ]
First published … August 02, 2021
Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday that he had tested positive for Covid-19 after being vaccinated, saying that he had only mild symptoms and emphasizing that he was grateful to have gotten the shot.
“I was just informed by the House physician I have tested positive for #COVID19 even after being vaccinated,” the South Carolina Republican wrote on Twitter. “I started having flu-like symptoms Saturday night and went to the doctor this morning.”
Graham added that he currently felt as if he had a sinus infection and would be quarantining for 10 days.
“I am very glad I was vaccinated because without vaccination I am certain I would not feel as well as I do now,” he said in the tweet. “My symptoms would be far worse.”
…Many Republican lawmakers have ramped up their efforts to get Americans vaccinated in recent weeks as Republicans remain less likely to get the Covid-19 shots. Also in the Senate, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is running pro-vaccine ads and reflecting on his experience with polio as a child.