Vaccine breakthrough infections are to be expected, as the vaccines are meant to prevent severe illness and hospitalization.
Norman’s positive test is the second among South Carolina lawmakers just this week and the third reported among members of Congress in less than four weeks. All three members were fully vaccinated and experienced mild symptoms. These three recent cases follow several months without any lawmaker announcing a positive test result.
Norman was among the group of GOP lawmakers in the House who strongly opposed the new mask mandate and marched en masse from the House to the Senate, where masks were not required, though some still choose to wear them.