USA: Congressional Democrats have a 100% vaccination rate


CNN has confirmed that 312 of the 431 members of the House — just over 72% of the 431-member body — have now received a Covid-19 vaccination. 

Of that, all 219 House Democrats report being vaccinated. Among the Republican conference, 95 of the 212 members — 44.8% — have said they are vaccinated.

All Democratic senators say they have been vaccinated, and at least 92% of Republican senators say they have received their shots.

On Thursday, the CDC announced that people fully vaccinated against Covid-19 do not need to wear masks or practice social distancing indoors or outdoors except under special circumstances.

One hundred and twelve Republican offices did not respond to multiple CNN inquires. One House Republican, Rep. Tom Massie of Kentucky, said he is not vaccinated. The House mask requirement will remain in place until all members and floor staff are fully vaccinated, Speaker Nancy Pelosi says. / cnn