by David Morgan | Reuters
WASHINGTON – Republican US Senator Lindsey Graham announced on Monday that she has tested positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated, has flu-like symptoms and will self-quarantine for 10 days.
“I’m so glad I was vaccinated because without the vaccination I’m sure I wouldn’t be feeling as well as I do now. My symptoms would be much worse,” Graham, 66, said on Twitter.
The South Carolina Republican said he began experiencing flu-like symptoms on Saturday, sought medical attention on Monday morning and was later informed by a physician who had tested positive.
Graham, a staunch ally of former President Donald Trump, tweeted in a pair: “I feel like I have a sinus infection and currently my symptoms are mild.” “I will quarantine for ten days.”
Graham did not say whether he had tested positive for the delta version of the coronavirus, which has recently been blamed for a surge in infections in the United States, particularly in southern states with relatively low vaccination rates.
Forty-six percent of South Carolina’s population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Reuters COVID-19 Vaccination Tracker, lower than the national average of 58%.