The White House Press Secretary has become the highest-ranking member of the administration to publicly disclose testing positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Jen Psaki, 42, has tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus despite having been “fully vaccinated” for the coronavirus with two doses of an mRNA vaccine.
“Circle Back” Psaki issued a statement on Sunday explaining that members of her household had tested positive for the China Virus and she had been tested daily since Wednesday. On Sunday, she tested positive.
Psaki was supposed to accompany President Biden on his trip to Rome for the G20 and then to Glasgow for the COP26 climate conference.
She opted not to attend due to the “family emergency” of COVID cases in her household.
Psaki then says that she’s not been around the aging president since Tuesday where they were both masked-up outdoors and distanced.
“While I have not had close contact in person with the President or senior members of the White House staff since Wednesday — and tested negative for four days after that last contact — I am disclosing today’s positive test out of an abundance of transparency,” she wrote. “I last saw the President on Tuesday, when we sat outside more than six-feet apart, and wore masks.”
She also said that she was only experiencing mild symptoms and she is “grateful” to be vaccinated.
Sharing full statement and grateful I am vaccinated and for the amazing Biden team pic.twitter.com/QDokXo47dK
— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) October 31, 2021
The Hill notes that Psaki is the highest-ranking Biden-Harris administration official to “publicly disclose” that she contracted the China Virus.
This makes one wonder… how many others in the administration have tested positive and just not disclosed it? Is that why Vice President Kamala was in hiding for some time?
It also makes one wonder just how “rare” are these breakthrough infections if we keep hearing reports about them?
White House press secretary Jen Psaki tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, becoming the highest-ranking White House official to publicly disclose they contracted the virus…
…Psaki opted not to travel with President Biden and other staff members to Europe on Thursday after a member of her household tested positive for the virus, she said in a statement. She last held a press briefing with reporters on Wednesday at the White House.
Psaki said she is vaccinated and has mild symptoms. She will return to work after a 10-day quarantine following a negative test.
The press secretary typically interacts regularly with the president, making Psaki’s positive test particularly notable. Biden received his COVID-19 booster shot earlier this month, but at 78, he is still considered in a high-risk category should he contract the virus.
Source: The Hill
Let’s not forget that this administration hasn’t been straight about how many people in the White House have had those “rare” breakthrough infections.
When the Texas Democrats were super-spreading the Delta Variant on their Washington spontaneous work-avoidance vacation…
…”Circle Back” Psaki finally had to admit that breakthrough cases were happening to fully-vaccinated White House staffers.
It seems kind of significant since the President is in the high-risk category for the China Virus due to his age.
These are the same people who want to mandate these “vaccines” that require regular boosters to maintain some level of protection, but vaccinated people can still contract and spread the virus.
They’re also the same people that completely ignore natural immunity.
Psaki will likely be fine. She’s in her early 40s, appears to be reasonably healthy, and doesn’t seem to have any significant risks for complications from COVID. She’s also said that she’s had mild symptoms. Of course, that might not be so different if she’d contracted the virus without being vaccinated.
Let’s see if she addresses the “rare” breakthrough cases when she comes back in 10 days.