Nebraska US Rep. Bacon says he believes he had COVID-19

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Nebraska 2nd Dist. Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., gives a thumbs-up sign as he campaigns at an intersection in Papillion, Neb., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Bacon is facing a challenge from Democrat Kara Eastman. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Don Bacon of Nebraska says he believes he caught COVID-19 late last year, developing coronavirus symptoms and prompting him to wait at least three months to get vaccinated.

Bacon says in a statement that he was exposed to an infected person and experienced symptoms, but never got tested.

He said he’s expected to get a vaccine shot on Friday, and encouraged others to get one as well.

Bacon’s congressional office reported on Dec. 2 that he had been exposed to the COVID-19 virus over the week of Thanksgiving and had gone into quarantine to comply with federal guidelines.

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