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Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden tests positive for COVID-19, has mild symptoms

Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., visits NewsChannel 21 in late January 2022
Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., visits NewsChannel 21 in late January 2022

PORTLAND, Ore (AP) — Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, has tested positive for COVID-19. Wyden's office said Tuesday the lawmaker tested positive during a routine screening and is experiencing mild symptoms. He is working from home while in quarantine.

Wyden is the latest U.S. political figure in Washington, D.C. to announce a positive test. The White House says Vice President Kamala Harris has also tested positive for COVID-19 but is experiencing no symptoms.

The Associated Press



    1. He has mild symptoms because he was vaccinated. His ability to spread it is lessened greatly because he was vaccinated. No one is laughing at all who have died from this disease, most of us are just doing what we can. If you have not been vaccinated you should get it, just google around and you will see the value. Welcome to America! (Also, English is challenging but stick with it! “Who’s” not “whose”)

      1. I am non vaxxed, got covid, very mild symptoms. If you are vaccinated it does not stop the spread of covid. Do some research. You realize the vaxx is not fda approved? You can’t get the fda approved Comirnaty, so when you get blood clots you can’t hold them responsible.

    1. Yup, lost my job of 20 years as a nurse at st Charles. They follow the “political” science, not real science. They even let hundreds of fully vaxxed employees work while testing positive. How is this science???

  1. Vaccines not only reduce the number of people who are successfully infected with disease, they also reduce symptoms for those who actually come down with the disease. Current vaccines are doing a great job of this, even as their effectiveness decreases gradually from the time of vaccination. They were never portrayed as a panacea. Also know that the current prevalent strain of covid 19 is much more transmissible than the original recipe. The current Ba2 variant and sub variants are considered to be as transmissible as measles. A Google search indicates the infection rate for measles is roughly for every one person who contracts measles, they will infect 90% of the people they come in contact with. So, you can perhaps see with the US population only having a vaccination rate of 66%, how cases will increase with a very transmissible disease. And yes, there are break through cases. And their symptoms are almost always lesser that that of a non vaccinated individual. Hope this helps understand vaccines in general and a little more about covid vaccines in particular.

    1. No. Lots of bs about you justifying to yourself why you prostrated to receive the mark of servitude. Sorry you are a sap. Sensible people know without a doubt the disastrous side effects are a ridiculous risk against the fear of getting the flu. Wake up and grow up. Stop being a useful idiot.

      1. Why yes there are side effects. Being vaccinated has side effects just as anything we choose to put into our bodies. I’ll just say that the side effects from the vaccine are nothing compared to this.
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        1. For people that are younger in age and in good health, the side-effects do not outweigh the reward in my opinion. Myself and many others that I know had the first strain or Delta and they pulled through just fine. Why open the door to potential problems down the road for something that you have a 99%+ chance of surviving? The “credible sources” have no clue what these vaccines will do to your body in the long run. Take a look at the drugs that the FDA has approved and then took them off the market because of long term problems. Also, don’t give me the anti-vax talking point. Other vaccines such as measles, chicken pox, etc. are totally different vaccines and have a long track record of no long term side-effects. The COVID Vaccines are an apples and oranges comparison.

            1. Nothing about my comment was self centered, only my opinion. If the COVID vaccines actually prevented the spread of the virus, then it would be a different conversation. I didn’t clog up the hospitals because I had COVID and I didn’t waste a doctor’s time. But if there will be complications from a future pregnancy that would occupy the hospital or take up the doctor’s time, nobody will talk about that will they???

            2. Jonasty, you still disinfect the groceries before bringing them into the house? Bet you believed CNN when they told you covid could live on surfaces for 5 days.

    2. You are a clown. Half of all cases are now breakthrough, including hospitalizations. Joe Biden told us if you get the vaxx you can’t get covid, what a crock. You listen to these idiots?

  2. Glad to see New York’s favorite Senator is back, visiting Oregon. Probably checking in on how much a loaf of bread costs in Oregon before jetting back to his penthouse in New York. So glad our tax dollars support his jet-setting. Wait! Don’t airplanes use fossil fuels? He must take an electric bus.

  3. Wyden one of New Yorks richest residents. Ron Wyden is one of the biggest idiots in politics. He loves the brainwashed left that famously joined the cult of “vOtE bLuE nO mAtTeR wHo’s”.

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