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Russia said on Sunday it would not make concessions under U.S. pressure and warned that this week’s talks on the Ukraine crisis might end early, while Washington said no breakthroughs were expected and progress depended on de-escalation from Moscow.
Bob Saget, comedian and ‘Full House’ star, dead at 65
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Australia court begins hearing Djokovic bid to stay
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AOC catches Covid after maskless party
The progressive congresswoman recently partied bare-faced at a drag bar despite pushing mask mandates
Democratic New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is fully vaccinated and boosted, has tested positive for Covid-19 just a week after she was spotted partying without a face mask in Florida.
Ocasio-Cortez’s office announced the news on Sunday evening and revealed that the congresswoman was experiencing symptoms for the virus and “recovering at home.”
“The Congresswoman received her booster shot this Fall, and encourages everyone to get their booster and follow all CDC guidelines,” the statement concluded.
— Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@RepAOC) January 9, 2022
Just last Sunday, Ocasio-Cortez was criticized for partying without a face mask during a trip to Florida. Videos showed her maskless in a large crowd at a Miami drag queen bar, while one photo showed her hugging Hollywood actor Billy Porter – both without masks.
AOC goes maskless to Florida party (VIDEO)
Ocasio-Cortez is far from the first political figure to test positive for the coronavirus despite being fully vaccinated and boosted.
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin – who has threatened to discharge hundreds of soldiers for refusing to get vaccinated – also tested positive for Covid-19 this month after receiving a booster vaccine dose in October.
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