Warren was at the U.S. Capitol this week along with other Senators
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Sunday that she’s tested positive for COVID-19 as the country deals with another surge in cases and the emergence of the omicron variant of the virus.
The Massachusetts Democrat tweeted that she’s vaccinated, has received her booster shot and is experiencing mild symptoms in a breakthrough case of the virus.
“Thankfully, I am only experiencing mild symptoms & am grateful for the protection provided against serious illness that comes from being vaccinated & boosted,” she wrote, using the occasion to also urge anyone not vaccinated to do so.
Warren didn’t elaborate more on where she might have contracted the virus but said she’s regularly tested and turned up negative for COVID-19 earlier this week. Spokespersons for her office didn’t respond to an email seeking comment Sunday.
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) talks to reporters before a vote on Capitol Hill on November 4, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)
Warren was at the U.S. Capitol this week along with other Senators as Democrats seek to pass President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion Build Back Better social and environment bill.
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