Republican Senator Lindsey Graham on Monday announced that he was diagnosed with COVID-19 and showed symptoms, despite having been vaccinated so that he will spend 10 days in quarantine.
“I am very glad that I got vaccinated because I am sure that without vaccination, I would feel worse than I do now. The symptoms would have been much more severe,” 66-year-old Graham wrote on Twitter.
The Republican, who represents the state of South Carolina in the Senate, said that on Saturday, he had symptoms resembling the flu. On Monday morning, he went to the doctor, and later, he was informed that the test result for coronavirus was positive.
“The sensations are similar to sinusitis. Now I have mild symptoms,” Graham shared on Twitter. – I will spend ten days in quarantine.”
Graham did not specify whether he was diagnosed with the “Delta” variant, which caused a new jump in the incidence in the United States, especially in southern states with relatively low vaccination rates.
According to Reuters, 46 percent of the population in South Carolina received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is significantly lower than the national average of 58 percent.