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Rep. Mike Doyle checks optimistic for COVID regardless of being totally vaccinated

Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Doyle stated he examined optimistic for coronavirus regardless of being totally vaccinated and “taking the suitable precautions.”

Doyle, a Democrat, is not less than the 11th member of Congress to announce a optimistic COVID-19 take a look at since July amid an uptick of circumstances nationwide due to the extremely contagious delta variant. Ten of the 11 members stated they had been totally vaccinated. 


“I am feeling okay and having solely gentle signs, however I will be quarantining in DC for a 10-day interval, because the District of Columbia requires,” Doyle stated on Twitter.

Within the months since January, no Home or Senate member examined optimistic for coronavirus, which corresponded with the downward nationwide development of circumstances and the uptick of vaccinations. However the tide turned in July in Congress with a brand new outbreak of circumstances that mirrored the nationwide enhance in COVID-19 transmission that’s nonetheless on a gradual rise.

Chairman Mike Doyle, D-Pa., right, and Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., talk before the House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing on June 30, 2021. Doyle said on Aug. 25, 2021 he tested positive for COVID-19.

Chairman Mike Doyle, D-Pa., proper, and Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., speak earlier than the Home Vitality and Commerce Communications and Know-how Subcommittee listening to on June 30, 2021. Doyle stated on Aug. 25, 2021 he examined optimistic for COVID-19. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Name, Inc by way of Getty Pictures)


Different current circumstances of congressional coronavirus embody Reps. Barry Moore, R-Ala., Troy Nehls, R-Texas, Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., Clay Higgins, R-La., Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Sharice Davids, D-Kan., in addition to Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Angus King, I-Maine, and John Hickenlooper, D-Colo.  

All of the members stated they had been vaccinated, aside from Higgins who didn’t disclose his vaccination standing. 


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