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The delta variant of COVID-19 is certainly a very different beast from the original Wuhan strain, and it has local and federal health experts in the United States scrambling.
The “viral load” of the delta strain is far greater than that of its predecessor, and is powerful enough to cause breakthrough infections in folks who’ve already been vaccinated, allowing them to then, perhaps unknowingly, spread the virus to others.
Now, one of these breakthrough cases is making headlines in Washington DC.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Monday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, even though he was fully vaccinated.
“I was just informed by the House physician I have tested positive for COVID-19 even after being vaccinated,” he said.
“I started having flu-like symptoms Saturday night and went to the doctor this morning. I feel like I have a sinus infection and at present time I have mild symptoms. I will be quarantining for ten days,” he added.
Graham is the first senator known to test positive for the coronavirus in months. Nearly every senator has been vaccinated.
Graham’s case is fairly unique, as a majority of fully-vaccinated Americans who test positive show no symptoms at all.
Quarantined staffers for Nancy Pelosi have also recently tested positive, but after meeting with a number of fleeing Texas state legislators who brought the delta variant with them to DC after attempting to roil Lone Star State Republicans’ plans for an electoral security bill.
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