BREAKING NEWS: Vaccinated AND boosted Senator Elizabeth Warren, 72, contracts COVID as Omicron variant surges 18 months after her brother died of coronavirus
- Warren announced she had a breakthrough case on Twitter Sunday afternoon
- The progressive Democrat’s brother Don Reed Herring died of it in April 2020
- She urged all Americans to get their vaccines and booster shots if they haven’t
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19, she revealed on Twitter Sunday.
The progressive Democrat, 72, said her infection was mild and that she has had both vaccine doses as well as her booster shot.
‘I regularly test for COVID & while I tested negative earlier this week, today I tested positive with a breakthrough case,’ Warren wrote.
‘Thankfully, I am only experiencing mild symptoms & am grateful for the protection provided against serious illness that comes from being vaccinated & boosted.’
In April 2020 Warren announced that her brother, Don Reed Herring, had died of the virus.
She used her Sunday announcement to make a public plea for people who haven’t yet been inoculated to get it done.
‘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,’ Warren wrote.
Elizabeth Warren revealed her positive diagnosis on Twitter Sunday afternoon
Her positive diagnosis comes as the newly discovered Omicron variant wreaks havoc across the world just as people ready to gather for the Christmas holiday.
Warren is the ninety-second member of Congress to test positive for coronavirus since the pandemic began.
One lawmaker, GOP Rep. Ron Wright of Texas, died after a battle with COVID in February 2021. Representative-elect Luke Letlow died of the virus a week before he was due to take office.
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