Chen. He announced Thursday that Tim Kaine and his wife Anne have tested positive for coronavirus antibodies.
In a statement released by the Senator’s Office, Caine (D-Va.) Said he had a fever earlier this year, but the symptoms persisted after he was prescribed standard medications to treat him.
“By the end of March, I was experiencing new symptoms that I initially thought were a reaction to flu residues and unusually high spring pollen counts.
After Kaine’s wife Anne fell ill, the senator told her doctors in early April that they were both suffering from mild coronavirus.
“We were both at home in Richmond [after getting the news], Working remotely and being isolated from others. Due to a lack of national testing, we were not tested for the virus, but continued to isolate and watch for the worsening of symptoms. By mid-April we were without symptoms, ”he continued.
Kaine said they both tested positive for antibodies this month but did not specify when.
Despite the positive test, Cairns plans to take the necessary safety precautions to prevent further spread of the virus.
“While those antibodies may make us less likely to re-infect or infect others, there is still uncertainty about what antibodies actually provide. So we follow the CDC guidelines – hand washing, masking, social exclusion. We encourage others to do the same. It shows that you care about those around you. “
Kaine is the second known Senator affected by the virus that killed more than 100,000 people.
In late March, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Guy.) Announced that he tested positive for Covid-19.
At the time, Paul was waiting for his Senate colleagues to communicate with other lawmakers and aides for his coronavirus decisions and to use Capitol Hill facilities like Senate Jim.
Responding to the backlash, Paul defended himself, “For those who want to criticize me for lack of isolation, realize that if the rules of testing were followed by a tee, I would never have been tested and would still be around. The halls of the Capitol. Current guidelines would not have invited me to experiment or isolate. Because of my concern for my lungs being damaged, my extra precaution was to put me to the test. “
He announced in April that he had recovered from the virus.