Vaccinated Massachusetts congressman tests positive for COVID-19

Boston: A Massachusetts congressman who has received both doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine has tested positive for the virus.

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The office of US Rep. Stephen Lynch said Friday that the lawmaker had a negative test result before attending President Joe Biden’s inauguration. The office says Lynch’s positive test result came after a staff member in his Boston office tested positive earlier this week.

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A statement says Lynch isn’t displaying any symptoms of COVID-19. Lynch will self-quarantine and vote by proxy in Congress in the coming week.

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Lynch is the second member of the state’s congressional delegation to test positive in as many days. On Thursday, US Rep. Lori Trahan announced she had tested positive after repeatedly testing negative.

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