A member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrat from Massachusetts Stephen Lynch contracted coronavirus after he was vaccinated with a drug Pfizer/BioNTech.
Lynch has no symptoms of the disease and will go into quarantine and perform his duties remotely.
The lawmaker tested positive on Friday. It is noted that one of his subordinates had been infected shortly before. As representatives of the congressman specified, he was administered a second dose of a vaccine against coronavirus until January 20.
Earlier in January in Switzerland five people died after being inoculated with a Pfizer vaccine. It is noted that so far there have been 42 reports of alleged side effects of the drug, which occurred after the first phase of vaccination. Of these, 16 cases are classified as serious, and five ended in death.
Before that, 79 Lithuanian doctors who had been vaccinated with Pfizer and BioNTech had contracted the coronavirus. The Lithuanian infectious disease doctor attributed this to the fact that the doctors were already infected at the time of vaccination.