US Senate Tim Kaine and his wife Anne have tested positive for antibodies to coronavirus.
US Senate. Tim Kaine, D-Va., And his wife Anne have tested positive for the coronavirus antibodies.
Kaine said he had the flu earlier this year.
“The symptoms were on and I continued to receive treatment from my flu doctor in mid-March. At the end of March, I experienced new symptoms that I originally thought were flu remnants and a reaction to an unusually high spring pollen count. Then Anne experienced a brief period of fever and chills, followed by congestion and eventually a cough, “Kaine said in a statement.
Kaine, who is Virginia’s former governor, said they talked to her doctors and “they thought it was possible we had mild cases of coronavirus.”
The two, who live in Richmond, worked remotely at that time and continued to self-isolate when the symptoms worsened.
“In mid-April, we were symptom-free,” Kaine said.
“We each tested positive for antibodies to coronavirus this month. Although these antibodies may make us less likely to be re-infected or infect others, there is still too much uncertainty about what protective antibodies can actually provide. “
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