Friday, October 15, 2021

GOP Sen. Graham tests positive for coronavirus despite vaccination

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.”

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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%.

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