A staff member for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and a White House official tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 after similar assistance to a delegation of Democratic Texas lawmakers around the Capitol last week, according to Taxis.
Both individuals were fully vaccinated and had few symptoms, describing “how Americans who have been inoculated against the coronavirus can still contract and, possibly, no one is known to carry the virus-even at the highest level of government in the country, “according to the report.
“We know that there are cases that are successful, but as this example shows, the cases of vaccinated individuals are usually mild., ”Said a White House official Taxis.
Six of the Texas Democrats who fled the state in a detention to prevent a single bill from voting positively, while both the Pelosi staff and the White House official alike reception on the rooftop of the Eaton Hotel on Wednesday night. The White House official has had no recent direct contact with President Biden, while Pelosi has had no contact with his staff since their disclosure.
“Yesterday, a fully vaccinated White House official tested positive for COVID-19 off campus, ”Said a White House official Taxis, adding “Consistent with our strict COVID-19 protocols, the officer remained on campus while they waited for a validation PCR test. The White House Medical Unit facilitated tracking of interviews and no deliberate contact with White House officials and staff. The individual has mild symptoms. “
“The White House is ready for breakthrough cases with regular testing. This is another reminder of the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines against serious illness or being hospitalized. We ask our colleague to recover quickly. . ”
Further by Taxis:
Drew Hammill, Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, told Axios in a statement: “Yesterday, an elderly senior speaker in the Speaker’s press office tested positive for COVID after speaking with members of the Texas state legislature last week. “
- The entire press office works long hours except for individuals who have no individual exposure or have had a recent bad test. Our office will continue to follow the instructions of the Office of Going Physician. “
The big picture: COVID-19 cases are on the rise nationwide, with health officials particularly concerned about Delta’s diversity. It is more contagious than the original extreme, and poses a sharp threat to those that have not yet been modified.
- Concerns about the Delta variation of COVID-19 are causing in some areas consider revisiting the mask recommendations. A lawmaker also pointed out the difference in Axios ’Alayna Treene’s teaching on Monday that public tours of the Capitol will no longer be resumed in the near future.
- Most Americans who have not been vaccinated say anything – not their own doctor, an endorsement of a famous person or even pay rest – they are likely to get shot, according to the most recent installment of those Axios / Ipsos Coronavirus Index.
- On Monday, Rep. Vern Buchanan, (R-Fla.) That he tested positive for the coronavirus after being vaccinated, becoming the first known positive case in Congress this summer.
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