Vaccinated and yet tested positive. On Tuesday July 20, 2021, Biden administration spokeswoman Jen Psaki announced that several people working in the White House had tested positive for Covid-19. If she did not reveal the identities of the positive people, she assured that there was among them a senior official of the Biden administration. The latter presented only “mild” symptoms, according to his statements. Jen Psaki also indicated that other people working in the White House, at lower levels of responsibility, had also tested positive, without revealing their numbers. The senior official was no longer at the White House when she spoke for his daily press briefing.
For his part, 78-year-old Joe Biden is one of those at risk of the coronavirus. His spokesperson said that the health protocols around him had “not been changed”, and that he continued to be tested “every two weeks or so”. During the presidential campaign, Joe Biden was afraid of contracting the virus. After a debate in front of Donald Trump, the latter had been positive and placed in quarantine. However, the new president of the United States of America had announced good news. “I am happy to report that Jill and I have tested negative for Covid.”
Joe Biden continues to get tested regularly
At the same time, he wanted to recall the importance of barrier gestures to protect himself and others. “I hope this will serve as a reminder: wear a mask, respect social distancing and wash your hands,” he added. As a reminder, the vaccine against Covid-19 does not prevent contracting the virus but protects against serious forms and therefore prevents the intensive care services from being overwhelmed as has been the case in previous waves.
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