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Mitch McConnell and Nancy Pelosi get Covid vaccine

The Republican and Democratic leadership announced on Twitter that they received their jabs, which prioritised members of Congress as part of continuity of government measures.

Mr McConnell, a 78-year-old survivor of polio, and Ms Pelosi, 80, took the vaccines while they continued in the think of Covid-19 relief talks.

“Vaccines are how we beat this virus,” Mr McConnell said. “Now back to continue fighting for a rescue package including a lot more money for distribution so more Americans can receive it as fast as possible.”

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