Three U.S. senators announced Thursday that they tested positive for COVID-19.
Sens. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.), Angus King (I-Maine) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) released statements about their diagnoses within hours of each other, all saying they had mild symptoms.
All are fully vaccinated. Their positive tests highlight the vaccinations’ purpose, to prevent serious illness and death. Although the shots are highly effective, none offers complete protection from ever getting COVID-19.