Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, on Monday said he had tested positive for COVID-19 and that his symptoms would likely be much worse if he hadn’t been vaccinated, The Hill reports.
“While I’m currently experiencing mild symptoms, I’m grateful to have the protection of a safe and effective vaccine — and I know without it, this illness could be much, much worse,” said Ryan, who is currently running for Senate in Ohio.
Ryan, 48, said he will self-isolate and cast his congressional votes from home. His office noted that he tested negative for the virus three times in less than two weeks before he got a positive result.
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