The attack on the Capitol may have also been a superspreader event

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  • January 10, 2021
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Lawmakers evacuate the House chamber amid the occupation of the US Capitol by insurrectionists on January 6, 2021. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Lawmakers may have been exposed to the coronavirus during Wednesday’s riot.

Congress’s attending physician warned House members on Sunday that they may have been exposed to the coronavirus last week, after evacuating from the House chamber when pro-Trump insurrectionists stormed the US Capitol.

In an email, attending physician Dr. Brian Monahan wrote that, after evacuating to “a large committee hearing space,” members “may have been exposed to another occupant with coronavirus infection.”

NEW — the attending physician has sent out an email saying that people in the safe room during the riots may have been exposed to the coronavirus.

— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) January 10, 2021

“Please continue your usual daily coronavirus risk reduction measures,”

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