Argh. Senator Chris Murphy (CT) got covid again, despite being an early adopter of covid vaccines, having received his first dose on December 19, 2020, just eight days after the FDA granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Pfizer’s covid vaccine on December 11, 2020.
“The vaccine is safe, effective and it’s going to save lives… I got the first of two doses today, and I encourage everyone in CT to get vaccinated,” Murphy said.
Perhaps he misspoke about taking two doses at once on the first day?
Nonetheless, the vaccine failed to stop Murphy from contracting covid, forcing him to reschedule his annual Walk Across Connecticut to a later date.
Murphy heavily promoted covid vaccines throughout the pandemic, and even suggested they were "scientific miracles" though he did recognize the potential for "breakthrough cases" in which fully vaccinated people, like himself, could get covid. Nonetheless the message from Murphy has always been crystal clear: get vaccinated.
Of course, this is not the first time the vaccinated Senator contracted covid.
He got it on December 1, 2021.
Then he got it again on April 26, 2022.
And now he has it again on August 30, 2023.
Every time he tests positive, he uses the opportunity to promote fear about covid.
"But it’s a reminder for us all that COVID is still out there. While my symptoms are mild, this remains a bad virus for people who are sick, elderly and/or immune compromised. It’s still important to test if you’re feeling symptoms and quarantine if you’re positive," Murphy said.
Commenters on social media wondered if the Senator perhaps needed a booster shot, even though the CDC said that the data and science do not support annual covid vaccines.