In the wake of a recent controversy in which she was photographed carousing maskless in Florida over the holiday break, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) revealed on Sunday that she has tested positive for COVID-19, as Fox News reports.
The news was released via a statement from the congresswoman’s office, which indicated that the diagnosis came despite the fact that she received the initial course of two vaccine doses as well as a booster shot earlier in the Fall.
According to the communication from the lawmaker’s staff, Ocasio-Cortez has indeed been experiencing symptoms of infection and is recuperating at home, though there was no word on whether the manifestations she was suffering were mild, moderate, or severe.
Information about Ocasio-Cortez’s health status comes on the heels of a kerfuffle that erupted after she was spotted in various locations around Miami – including a drag bar – without a mask and making no apparent effort to maintain the social distancing or other viral mitigation measures she and her Democrat colleagues have so readily imposed on the populace.
When she was called out for her apparent “do as I say, not as I do” approach to pandemic behaviors, Ocasio-Cortez took a bizarre tack, attributing those criticisms to what she characterized as the GOP’s sexual obsession with her.
“It’s starting to get old ignoring the very obvious, strange, and deranged sexual frustrations that underpin the Republican fixation on me, women, & LGBT+ people in general. These people clearly need therapy, won’t do it, and use politics as their outlet instead. It’s really weird,” opined Ocasio-Cortez, also suggesting that those who take issue with her conduct or her politics are simply “mad they can’t date me.”
Pundits and commentators did not take long to make jocular hay out of AOC’s diagnosis, with radio host Clay Travis tweeting, “AOC, who is double vaccinated and boosted, tests positive for covid. She’ll be perfectly fine because she’s young and healthy, but she was just too hot for covid to resist.”
Journalist Caleb Hull made a similar observation, asserting, “AOC tested positive for COVID-19 because the virus just wants to sleep with her,” and comedian Jimmy Failla quipped, “Prayers to AOC. Suffice to say this is the first time she got a positive result from taking a test.”
In her statement announcing her COVID-positive status, Ocasio-Cortez implored “everyone to get their booster and follow all CDC guidance,” though why anyone would take advice from someone who has so thoroughly discredited themselves on this and countless other issues remains a mystery.