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Vaccinated Congressman Tests Positive for COVID-19

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Vaccinated Congressman Tests Positive for COVID-19

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A member of Congress who received a COVID-19 vaccine has tested positive for the disease. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) tested positive for COVID-19 after receiving two doses of Pfizer’s vaccine. “Congressman Lynch had received the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine and subsequently received a negative COVID-19 test prior to attending President [Joe] Biden’s inauguration,” a spokeswoman told news outlets. The inauguration was nine days before Lynch tested positive. Pfizer has said its vaccine is 95 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 in those without prior infection 7 days or more after the second dose. The company didn’t respond when asked about Lynch’s case. Drug regulators said last month in issuing emergency use authorization that data is not available to show how long the vaccine would provide protection, “nor is there evidence that the vaccine prevents transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from person to person.” SARS-CoV-2, or the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, causes the disease …

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