Sens. Warren and Booker Test Positive for COVID-19, Despite Booster Shots
WASHINGTON — Sens. As the nation deals with an increase of cases and the rise of Omicron variants, Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts and Cory Booker from New Jersey both test positive for COVID-19.
The Democrats stated in separate statements that Sunday they were fully vaccinated, with 2 doses plus a booster. Their symptoms were also mild. If they are eligible, the Democrats encouraged other people to receive the three shots.
Warren tweeted: “Thankfully, I am only experiencing mild symptoms & am grateful for the protection provided against serious illness that comes from being vaccinated & boosted.”
She didn’t elaborate on where she might have contracted the virus but said she’s regularly tested and turned up negative for COVID-19 earlier this past week. Spokespersons for her office didn’t respond to an email seeking comment Sunday.
Warren was at the U.S. Capitol this week along with other senators as Democrats seek to pass President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion Build Back Better social and environment bill.
In a statement from his office, Booker said: “I’m beyond grateful to have received two doses of vaccine and, more recently, a booster — I’m certain that without them I would be doing much worse.”