Fully Vaxxed, Boosted Sen. Joe Manchin Tests Positive for COVID

“I am fully vaccinated and boosted,” Manchin tweeted.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), 74, announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.
  • Manchin also explained that he is both “fully” vaccinated and boosted.
  • “This morning I tested positive for COVID-19. I am fully vaccinated and boosted and am experiencing mild symptoms,” Manchin tweeted in a statement. “I will isolate and follow CDC guidelines as I continue to work remotely to serve West Virginians.”
MANCHIN MAY NOT BE ABLE TO VOTE:
  • “The West Virginia senator’s positive test means he may not be able to vote in the 50-50 Senate this week, as Senate Democrats are trying to push through key legislation, including the reconciliation package, before the August recess,” Axios reports.
BACKGROUND:
  • Joe Biden, who is also fully vaccinated and boosted, tested positive for COVID last week.
  • Sen. Manchin’s diagnosis comes two weeks before the Senate enters its next break period prior to returning in September.