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Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:07 AM

Rep. Espaillat tests positive for coronavirus, says he received second dose of vaccine last week

Washington Post
By Felicia Sonmez

Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Espaillat was among the lawmakers who spoke on the House floor Wednesday during the debate over impeaching Trump for a second time. The lawmaker also said he received the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine last week.

“I am following guidance from my physician and quarantining at home after having tested positive for COVID-19,” Espaillat said in a tweet Thursday morning. “I received the second dose of the #COVID19vaccine last week and understand the affects take time. I have continued to be tested regularly, wear my mask and follow the recommended guidelines.”

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Espaillat is the latest House member to test positive for the coronavirus in the wake of last week’s storming of the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/14/trump-impeachment-biden-transition-live-updates/

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:08 AM

1. We're lucky Congress was at least partially vaccinated

They all should have mild courses of the disease. It could have been much worse.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:15 AM

2. And of course the vaccine doesn't confer immunity, and everyone needs to understand that.

It simply appears that you will get a less severe case than if you'd not been vaccinated in the first place. Given how many people are asymptomatic or have only mild symptoms without a vaccine, I wish there was a vaccine that actually prevented it, like very other vaccine out there.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:25 AM

3. That's...not the case. Both vaccines provide immunity; that's what a vaccine does.

For how long isn't fully known yet, though.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-jpm-moderna/moderna-says-covid-19-vaccine-immunity-to-stay-at-least-a-year-idUSKBN29G2SH

https://www.verywellhealth.com/length-of-covid-19-vaccine-immunity-5094857

COVID-19 vaccines help our bodies develop immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19 without us having to get the illness. Different types of vaccines work in different ways to offer protection, but with all types of vaccines, the body is left with a supply of “memory” T-lymphocytes as well as B-lymphocytes that will remember how to fight that virus in the future.

It typically takes a few weeks for the body to produce T-lymphocytes and B-lymphocytes after vaccination. Therefore, it is possible that a person could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before or just after vaccination and then get sick because the vaccine did not have enough time to provide protection.

Sometimes after vaccination, the process of building immunity can cause symptoms, such as fever. These symptoms are normal and are a sign that the body is building immunity.


https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/how-they-work.html

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:32 PM

4. Thanks. Very helpful. So be very careful at least until a few weeks after 2nd dose.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:33 PM

5. The GOP maskholes in that room need to be prosecuted for assault with a deadly (bio)weapon.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 01:42 PM

6. I hear this can happen but symptoms light or non existing.

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