AOC Tests Positive for COVID

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The Facts

  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has tested positive for COVID-19 following a vacation to Florida.

  • Images of her dining and attending a crowded brunch unmasked generated buzz during her trip.

The Spin

Right narrative

AOC is hypocritical for enjoying Florida unmasked while criticizing Florida's policies and pushing restrictive measures. Her social media posts were flippant, even as Omicron surged in New York.

Left narrative

AOC uses her platform to encourage COVID precautions and did nothing wrong: Being maskless outdoors when boosted is reasonable. She is one of over 100 members of Congress who have had COVID.

Political split



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