Massachusetts Rep. Stephen Lynch Tests Positive for Coronavirus Despite Receiving Two Doses of Pfizer Vaccine

U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch’s office announced Friday that the Massachusetts Democrat has tested positive for COVID-19, despite having received a second dose of the Pfizer vaccine and later receiving a negative test result before attending President Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Lynch’s positive test result came after a staff member in his Boston office tested positive earlier in the week.

An aide to Lynch said in a statement that he remains asymptomatic and feels fine. Lynch — who represents the state’s 8th Congressional District — will self-quarantine and vote by proxy in Congress during the coming week.

Lynch is the second member of the state’s all-Democratic congressional delegation to test positive in as many days.

On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan announced that she had tested positive for COVID-19 after repeatedly testing negative for the disease caused by the coronavirus.

Trahan said she too was asymptomatic and immediately began to self-quarantine. Her staff is continuing to work remotely.

Trahan said she also plans to cast votes next week using the U.S. House’s proxy voting system.

SOURCE: The Associated Press

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