AOC catches Covid after maskless party
Democratic New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is fully vaccinated and boosted, has tested positive for Covid-19 just a week after she was spotted partying without a face mask in Florida.
Ocasio-Cortez’s office announced the news on Sunday evening and revealed that the congresswoman was experiencing symptoms for the virus and was “recovering at home.”
“The Congresswoman received her booster shot this Fall, and encourages everyone to get their booster and follow all CDC guidelines,” the statement concluded.
Just last Sunday, Ocasio-Cortez was criticized for partying without a face mask during a trip to Florida. Videos showed her maskless in a large crowd at a Miami drag queen bar, while one photo showed her hugging Hollywood actor Billy Porter – both without masks.
Ocasio-Cortez is far from the first political figure to test positive for the coronavirus despite being fully vaccinated and boosted.
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin – who has threatened to discharge hundreds of soldiers for refusing to get vaccinated – also tested positive for Covid-19 this month after receiving a booster vaccine dose in October.