Three fully vaccinated US Senators tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday.
Senators John Hickenlooper (D-CO), Angus King (I-ME) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) are all experiencing “breakthrough cases” of Covid-19.
Hickenlooper said he’s isolating per the doctor’s instructions.
“I’m grateful for the vaccine (& the scientists behind it!) for limiting my symptoms,” the Colorado Democrat said.
I’ve tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19. I feel good but will isolate per docs instructions. I’m grateful for the vaccine (& the scientists behind it!) for limiting my symptoms.
If you haven’t gotten your shot—get it today! And a booster when it’s available too!
— Senator John Hickenlooper (@SenatorHick) August 19, 2021
Senator King said he’s “not feeling great” and thanked the vaccine for reducing his symptoms.
“I’m definitely feeling much better than I would have without the vaccine,” he added.
Despite taking precautions and receiving the vaccine, this morning I tested positive for COVID-19. While I am not feeling great, I’m definitely feeling much better than I would have without the vaccine. My full statement: https://t.co/LQ6LPOvlX3
— Senator Angus King (@SenAngusKing) August 19, 2021
Senator Wicker announced he tested positive for Covid-19 on his official website.
“Senator Wicker tested positive this morning for the COVID-19 virus after immediately seeking a test due to mild symptoms,” the statement read. “Senator Wicker is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, is in good health, and is being treated by his Tupelo-based physician. He is isolating, and everyone with whom Senator Wicker has come in close contact recently has been notified.”