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Two Oregon congressmen test positive for COVID-19

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two Oregon congressmen have tested positive for COVID-19.

Rep. Peter DeFazio, 74, tweeted Thursday that he has tested positive for the virus.

“Thanks to being fully vaccinated, I am only experiencing mild cold-like symptoms and fatigue,” the Democrat said on social media. “I will follow CDC guidance and quarantine.”

In addition, KOIN-TV reports that Rep. Earl Blumenauer said on Friday he has tested positive for COVID-19.

“After waking up with sore throat and out of abundance of caution I took a COVID-19 test. That test came back positive,” the 73-year-old Democrat said in a release. “I am feeling well and experiencing only minor cold-like symptoms.”

Blumenauer also said that he would follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and that he would isolate.

The congressmen, both Democrats, are two of several lawmakers that have announced positive COVID-19 test results, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who tested positive for COVID-19 a day after appearing unmasked at a White House event with President Joe Biden.

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine also tested positive late Thursday, shortly after the Senate voted to confirm Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.

The CDC says people vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 are much less likely to suffer adverse outcomes, including serious illness and death, from the virus compared to those who are unvaccinated.

The Associated Press

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  1. “The congressmen, both Democrats, are two of several lawmakers that have announced positive COVID-19 test results, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who tested positive for COVID-19 a day after appearing unmasked at a White House event with President Joe Biden.”
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    Now, explain why we were all told we could take off our masks and social distancing went straight out the window with it? This is why no one “trusts” the government, these clowns tell us to do one thing for months on end (wear masks, social distance) and then, like magic, one day they tell you masks don’t need to be worn and social distancing is optional. And lo and behold, what happens? They all come down with Covid after packing into buildings to vote on a new Supreme Court Justice with NO masks and NO social distancing to speak of.
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    I’m about done listening to these people, they’ve shown themselves to be incompetent and can’t even follow their own advice.

    1. They are fully vaxxed and probably boosted. AND they will go on social media to copy and paste the same the “I tested positive for covid, but luckily I’m fully vaxxed and had a ton of booster shots, so I’m not super sick”. When in reality, the huge majority of people that get covid don’t even know anymore.

      I’m glad you are done listening to these liars. Also, masks don’t do crap unless it’s a fitted n95 = real science, one more thing you were lied to about.

  2. And they all knew a more infectious variant was on its way, so what did they do, they decided it was time to take off the masks and no longer social distance. The definition of insanity is repeating the same mistakes over and over again and expecting different results. We are led by donkeys.

  3. “Thanks to being fully vaccinated, I am only experiencing mild cold-like symptoms and fatigue,” the Democrat said on social media. >>>> Prove it was the jab that made you only have mild cold-like symptoms. Considering most people who have rested positive only had a mild reaction to the virus.

    1. YES!!!! This is true science that no one can explain. They just say this, without any scientific proof. Then they will say on social media, after they got covid, “Just got my fourth booster”. Who in their right mind gets 4+ shots, still gets covid and then gets more??? People are so dumb. Hope these people don’t end up dead due the vaxx.

  4. Problem is-they CAN’T prove it. And look how many have died WITH Covid despite being fully vaxxed. I say WITH Covid because it’s usually incidental to something else that kills the person. This “new” strain is nothing but a cold. Nothing to see here.

  5. Hysterical…this strain seems to be able to make a determination between Republican and Democrats. Its poetic justice that it is going after the Democrats who are all jabbed and boosted!

    As an Independent who had Covid last year, hydrochloriquine works as well as the jab…as I had no symptoms and wouldn’t of known I was sick if the doctor hadn’t forced the test on me.

  6. “You’re not going to get COVID if you have these vaccinations,” – Joe Biden. Remember. Trust the science. Trust the experts. Trust reliable news outlets like KTvZNN who never spread a lie they didn’t believe. Obey your government masters. It’s for your own good.

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