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Senators Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker both test positive for COVID-19

Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) both announced on Sunday they had tested positive for COVID-19.

Warren, 72, put out a statement on Twitter on Sunday, telling her followers, “I regularly test for COVID & while I tested negative earlier this week, today I tested positive with a breakthrough case. Thankfully, I am only experiencing mild symptoms & am grateful for the protection provided against serious illness that comes from being vaccinated & boosted.”

Booker, 52, also announced his positive diagnosis on Twitter on Sunday, saying “I learned today that I tested positive for COVID-19 after first feeling symptoms on Saturday. My symptoms are relatively mild. 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.”

On Monday Maryland governor Larry Hogan (R) released a statement saying he had also tested positive for COVID-19. The announcements come amid a recent spike in COVID-19 cases as the omicron variant begins to spread in the United States.

Last Tuesday, the United States surpassed 800,000 COVID-19 deaths, a milestone that Johns Hopkins epidemiologist David Dowdy told ABC News last week would be a “defining tragedy of our generation.”

ARTICLE: LAURA SPIVAK

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: THE COUNTER

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Laura is a freelance writer out of Maryland and a mom of three. Her background is in political science and international relations, and she has been doing political writing and editing for 17 years. Laura has also written parenting pieces for the Today Show and is currently working on writing a collection of remarkable true stories about normal people. She writes for FBA because unbiased news is vital to unity, and readers deserve the facts free of opinion.

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