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Is Elizabeth Warren vaccinated against covid-19? Senator tests positive

Molly Young December 20, 2021
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US senator Elizabeth Warren recently announced she has tested positive for covid-19 along with American politician Cory Booker. Is the 72-year-old vaccinated against the virus?

Find out how the senator is coping after contracting coronavirus and what symptoms she is experiencing. We also explore the Senate’s rules regarding covid-positive members.

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Elizabeth Warren took to Twitter on 19 December at around 4.30 pm to announce she has tested positive for covid-19.

The US Senator revealed she regularly tests for the virus and, while she had tested negative earlier in the week, she had been infected by a breakthrough case and received a positive result.

Born on 22 June 1949 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the Massachusetts Democrat is 72 years old.

According to the World Health Organisation, while individuals of all ages can be infected by the virus, older people and those with pre-existing medical conditions appear to be more vulnerable and likely to become severely ill with the virus.

After her announcement, the senator revealed that she was thankfully “only experiencing mild symptoms” at the time of her positive result.

Meanwhile another US politician, Cory Booker, tweeted on 20 December to confirm he had also tested positive for covid-19.

A member of the Democratic Party and the first African-American US senator from New Jersey, Booker is 52 was born on 27 April 1969 in Washington, DC.

@CoryBooker tweeted his symptoms began on Saturday, 18 December but he was only experiencing “relatively mild” effects.

The Hill reports the senators’ positive tests came after they spent hours with other lawmakers on the Senate floor on Friday, 17 December and into early Saturday morning.

Is Elizabeth Warren vaccinated against the virus?

Yes, Elizabeth Warren is fully vaccinated against coronavirus after receiving two doses of the biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to the infectious disease.

The senator had also received her booster vaccine prior to contracting the virus, a third dose of the vaccine that is supposed to improve protection against covid-19.

In response to her first tweet, in which stated she was grateful for the “protection provided” by the vaccine, @SenWarren urged “everyone who has not already done so to get the vaccine and the booster as soon as possible”.

Is Cory Booker vaccinated?

Yes, Cory Booker is also vaccinated. Booker shared his gratitude for the vaccine via Twitter, claiming he is “certain that without” the doses he would be suffering “much worse” from the virus.

What happens to positive-covid politicians?

Elizabeth Warren has been serving as senior United States senator from Massachusetts since 2013. But what will happen to her role as senator while she is suffering from the coronavirus?

Current US covid-19 precautions imply that, after contracting the virus, Warren should remain in isolation for ten days.

The isolation period should start from the first full day when symptoms develop or the day of a positive viral test if no symptoms had begun.

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Vox previously reported on how Congress would function if its members were quarantined.

Since senators currently vote in person on the Senate floor, a proposal by senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Rob Portman (R-OH) would allow senators to cast votes remotely.

However, this suggestion was formerly rejected by Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell as he stated: “We will deal with the social-distancing issue without fundamentally changing Senate rules.”

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Molly Young is a Journalism with Public Relations student at Leeds Beckett University. Boasting a creative background through her studies and on her personal social media channels, Molly loves creating content and providing entertainment analysis through her writing.