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Third Member of Congress Tests Positive for COVID-19 Following Joint Session

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Third Member of Congress Tests Positive for COVID-19 Following Joint Session

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A third representative announced Monday she’d tested positive for COVID-19 following the Jan. 6 joint session of Congress. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) tested positive for the disease, which is caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. Like Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.), who announced a positive test earlier Monday, Jayapal, 55, blamed Republican colleagues who declined to wear masks while members were cloistered in a room during the storming of the Capitol, which interrupted the joint session. “Many Republicans still refused to take the bare minimum COVID-19 precaution and simply wear a damn mask in a crowded room during a pandemic—creating a superspreader event,” or an event where a multiple people contract the new illness, Jayapal said in a statement. She called for fines to be levied on members who refuse to wear masks in the Capitol. Dr. Brian Monahan, the attending physician of the United States Congress, told members …

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