White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki mentioned Sunday she has examined positive for COVID-19 regardless of being vaccinated.
“On Wednesday, in coordination with senior management on the White House and the medical workforce, I made the choice to not journey on the international journey with the President on account of a household emergency, which was members of my family testing positive for COVID-19,” Psaki mentioned in an announcement.
“Since then, I’ve quarantined and examined unfavorable (through PCR) for COVID on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday,” she added. “However, right this moment, I examined positive for COVID. While I’ve not had shut contact in particular person with the President or senior members of the White House employees since Wednesday — and examined unfavorable for 4 days after that final contact — I’m disclosing right this moment’s positive check out of an abundance of transparency.
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“I final noticed the President on Tuesday, once we sat exterior greater than six-feet aside, and wore masks,” Psaki added. “Thanks to the vaccine, I’ve solely skilled delicate signs which has enabled me to proceed working from dwelling. I’ll plan to return to work in particular person on the conclusion of the ten day quarantine following a unfavorable speedy check, which is an extra White House requirement, past CDC steering, taken out of an abundance of warning.”
Last Monday, a day earlier than his final encounter with Psaki, President Biden coughed into his hand following a speech in New Jersey and proceeded to make use of it to shake arms with members of the general public, all whereas not carrying a masks.
Psaki’s analysis additionally comes lower than two weeks after after Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas examined positive for COVID-19 simply days following an occasion with the president.
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On Oct. 19, a fully-vaccinated Mayorkas examined positive for COVID-19 as a part of routine pre-travel protocols.
Three days earlier, Mayorkas had attended the fortieth Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service on the U.S. Capitol alongside Biden, the place they had been photographed simply toes aside with out masks.
Later that day, Biden and first woman Jill Biden had been had been caught violating Washington, D.C.’s indoor masks mandate by strolling by a high-end Georgetown restaurant with out masks.
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Psaki disregarded a query in regards to the incident within the restaurant, saying folks ought to take note of the president’s insurance policies and “not overly deal with moments in time.”