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On Saturday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez posted to Instagram highlighting her bout with COVID-19, condemning the term “mild” being used to describe the most recent variant of the virus and the shortened quarantine guidance.
“Welp, so it happened. Got COVID, probably omicron. As of today I am thankfully recovered and wrapping up quarantine, but COVID was no joke,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in an Instagram post over the weekend.
On Jan. 9, her office announced that the New York representative had tested positive for the virus, with many noting that the positive test came after she traveled to Florida, and was depicted at a number of places without a mask.
“For a while I’ve noted the term ‘mild’ is misleading when the bar is hospitalization and death,” wrote Ocasio-Cortez, who is boosted against COVID-19.
She continued on to state that mild cases of COVID-19 can result in long term symptoms, like “cognitive impairment, POTS, and chronic fatigue.”
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