Coronavirus Delta Variant doesn’t seem to slow down, even vaccinated people are at risk, as it spreads to several countries and US White House is no exception.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki acknowledged that there have been prior breakthrough cases among White House staffers in addition to the fully vaccinated official first reported on Tuesday.
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“There have been. I will say that we, according to an agreement we made during the transition to be transparent and make information available, we committed that we would release information proactively if it is commissioned officers,” Psaki said when asked if there had been other breakthrough cases among White House staff.
White House staff tested positive for Coronavirus ( COVID 19)
Psaki later clarified the White House official who tested positive was not a commissioned officer but declined to say what office the official worked in, citing privacy concerns. None of the other positive cases were commissioned officers, either, she said, explaining that the White House would have proactively released that information.
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Top White House aides and Biden administration officials are now debating whether they should urge vaccinated Americans to wear masks in more settings as #DeltaVariant surges, according to insiders. Right now it we needed this yesterday!
Six Texas lawmakers have tested positive for Covid-19 since Friday night. The lawmakers are part of the group that left Texas, flying from Austin to Washington to break the state House’s quorum and block Republicans from passing a restrictive new voting law.
Officials with the group told CNN that all of the lawmakers participating in the quorum break trip are fully vaccinated, including those who have tested positive for Covid-19.