Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley tested positive for the coronavirus in a groundbreaking case. This morning, she stated that she obtained a positive, breakthrough COVID-19 test result after suffering COVID-like symptoms. “Thankfully, her symptoms are moderate, and she is happy to be vaccinated and boosted,” says Pressley.
As the Omicron version of the virus spreads across the country, Pressley joins a lengthy list of tested positive politicians. Since December 21, Democrats Rep. Barbara Lee, Republicans Sen. Chris Coons, and Republicans Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. have all tested positive.
Senator Elizabeth Pressley of Massachusetts says she is “truly thankful” for the efforts of scientists, researchers, and healthcare personnel who have created Ebola vaccinations that are both safe and effective.
Moreover, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has called on the state’s governor to reinstate an indoor mask requirement, which she claims “falls far short.” The Massachusetts Democrat has been a proponent of the state’s mask and immunization laws. Governor Charlie Baker’s recommendation that citizens wear masks indoors is insufficient and should be reintroduced.
The number of coronavirus cases in the United States has increased dramatically in recent days. According to the New York Times, the average number of daily cases is 386,920 as of Saturday. If the legislator donned masks, socially separated herself, and followed other CDC advice before testing positive, her office did not immediately reply to a request for comment. In a statement, Pressley added, she would encourage everyone to do their bit by getting vaccinated, boosted, and masked up.