WASHINGTON – Massachusetts Sens. Elizabeth Warren and New Jersey’s Cory Booker say they tested positive for COVID-19 as the country grapples with a further surge in cases and the emergence of the Omicron variant.
In separate statements on Sunday, Democrats said they were fully vaccinated with two doses and a booster shot and that their symptoms were mild. They also encouraged others to get the trio of shots when they were entitled.
Warren tweeted, “Fortunately, my symptoms are mild and I am grateful for the protection against serious illness that comes with vaccination and booster.”
She did not elaborate on where she might have contracted the virus, but said she had been tested regularly for COVID-19 and tested negative for COVID-19 earlier last week. Spokesmen for her office did not respond to an email requesting comment on Sunday.
Warren was in the U.S. Capitol with fellow senators this week as the Democrats attempt to pass President Joe Biden’s $ 2 trillion Build Back Better Bill.
In a statement from his office, Booker said, “I am extremely grateful to have received two doses of vaccine and recently a booster – I am sure that without her I would be much worse.”
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