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
Three US senators announced they tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday despite all of them being vaccinated.
Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) announced Thursday morning that despite taking precautions, including masks and social distancing, he tested positive for the virus and but praised the creators of the vaccines for preventing a potentially worse outcome.
Shortly after, Sen. Roger Wicker’s office released a statement that he is experiencing “mild symptoms” and that those who have been in close contact with the Mississippi Republican have been notified.
Sen. John Hinkenlooper (D-Colo.) later tweeted that he also had become infected with COVID-19, and encouraged his constituents to get vaccinated.