Mississippi Sen. Wicker says he has recovered from COVID-19

Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi says he has fully recovered from COVID-19, less than two weeks after being diagnosed

JACKSON, Miss. -- Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi said Tuesday that he is feeling well, less than two weeks after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

Wicker, 70, is one of three senators who announced Aug. 19 that they had tested positive for COVID-19.

Wicker, independent Sen. Angus King, 77, of Maine and Democratic Sen. John Hickenlooper, 69, of Colorado had all been fully vaccinated. All three have recommended that people get vaccinated.

“Thanks to all who’ve sent me warm wishes after my COVID diagnosis; happy to say that I’m back to 100%,” King posted Tuesday on Twitter. “I didn’t feel great during the worst of my illness, but I’m confident that I would have felt a whole lot worse if I hadn’t received the vaccine.”

Wicker wrote Tuesday: “Being fully vaccinated greatly reduced my risk of developing severe complications from the virus. Getting the shot is safe, easy, and free, and it could save your life.”

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