Vaxxed and boosted U.S. Senators Warren, Booker test positive for COVID-19

U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker each revealed that they have tested positive for COVID-19 despite both being vaccinated and boosted.

The Democrats announced their health status in separate tweets on Sunday amid a reported rise in cases across the nation which is also dealing with the latest omicron variant of the virus.

Despite her triple shots and previous negative tests, Warren revealed she received a positive test result but was only “experiencing mild symptoms” on Sunday.

“I regularly test for COVID & while I tested negative earlier this week, today I tested positive with a breakthrough case,” the 72-year-old Massachusetts Democrat tweeted. “Thankfully, I am only experiencing mild symptoms & am grateful for the protection provided against serious illness that comes from being vaccinated & boosted.”

“As cases increase across the country, I urge everyone who has not already done so to get the vaccine and the booster as soon as possible – together, we can save lives,” the former 2020 presidential candidate added.

Booker explained in his Twitter message that he had begun feeling symptoms on Saturday despite receiving two doses and a booster shot of the vaccine.

“I learned today that I tested positive for COVID-19 after first feeling symptoms on Saturday. My symptoms are relatively mild,” the 52-year-old New Jersey Democrat tweeted. “I’m beyond grateful to have received two doses of vaccine and, more recently, a booster – I’m certain that without them I would be doing much worse.”

“I encourage everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated and boosted,” Booker added.

Lawmakers were at the U.S. Capitol last week working to get President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion Build Back Better social and environment bill through Congress. The Senate adjourned on Saturday for the holiday break and will return Jan. 3.

Warren and Booker join a long list of members of Congress who have tested positive for COVID.

Twitter users reacted to the senators’ news  with a mixture of well-wishes and reminders of how those on the other side of the political aisle have been treated.

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