GREENVILLE, S.C. — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham announced Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 after being vaccinated for the virus.
In an announcement issued by his workplace, Graham stated he started experiencing flu-like signs on Saturday evening. He stated he went to the physician Monday morning and “was simply knowledgeable” of his optimistic check end result.
“I really feel like I’ve a sinus an infection and at current time I’ve delicate signs,” Graham stated. “I will likely be quarantining for ten days.
“I’m very glad I used to be vaccinated as a result of with out vaccination I’m sure I might not really feel in addition to I do now,” Graham stated. “My signs could be far worse.”
Graham, 66, is a Republican from Seneca who’s serving his fourth time period within the Senate. He is the rating member on the Senate Price range Committee.
Kevin Bishop, a spokesperson for the senator, stated he does not know whether or not Graham is contaminated with the more and more widespread COVID-19 delta variant.
Graham’s analysis got here a day after Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, acknowledged some breakthrough infections are occurring among the many vaccinated.
Showing on ABC’s “This Week,” Fauci stated no vaccine is 100% efficient, however he confused that vaccinated individuals who do develop into contaminated are far much less more likely to develop into significantly ailing than unvaccinated individuals who develop into contaminated.
The U.S. reported greater than 1.3 million new COVID-19 infections in July, greater than triple the quantity from June, in accordance with USA TODAY.
The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention final week recommended that vaccinated people wear masks in areas the place there’s a substantial unfold of the virus.
“That has rather more to do with transmission,” Fauci stated. “You need them to put on a masks, in order that if actually they do get contaminated, they do not unfold it to weak individuals, maybe in their very own family, youngsters or individuals with underlying circumstances.”
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