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Breakthrough COVID infections continue to hamper Congress

More than a dozen vaccinated lawmakers have reported being infected by the virus, but with milder symptoms.

Updated: October 3, 2021 - 11:01pm

More than a dozen members of Congress have reported breakthrough infections of COVID-19 after getting vaccinations, although almost all reported mild symptoms and no complications.

Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio) is the latest to report testing positive for the virus.

"Earlier today, I was feeling under the weather with symptoms of a bad cold & was tested for COVID-19," Gibbs tweeted late last week. "While it was positive, I am vaccinated & it is so far preventing what could have been a worse infection."

According to The Hill newspaper, other members who have tested positive for the virus include:

  • Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)
  • Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.)
  • Sen. Angus King (I-Maine)
  • Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo._
  • Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas)
  • Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) 
  • Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kan.)
  • Rep Ralph Norman (R-S.C.)
  • Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Texas)
  • Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) 
  • Rep. Mike Doyle (D- Pa.)
  • Rep. Darren Soto (D-Fla.)

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