Kellyanne Conway, the previous high White Home adviser, mentioned on Twitter Friday evening that she had examined constructive for the coronavirus, making her the newest particular person near President Trump to have gotten sick this week.
Ms. Conway attended White Home occasions asserting Mr. Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Courtroom, Decide Amy Coney Barrett, final Saturday.
“Tonight I examined constructive for COVID-19,” she posted on Twitter. “My signs are delicate (gentle cough) and I’m feeling tremendous. I’ve begun a quarantine course of in session with physicians. As at all times, my coronary heart is with everybody affected by this international pandemic.”
Ms. Conway advised associates that earlier checks she had taken have been unfavourable.
Mr. Trump and the primary girl examined constructive for the virus early Friday morning.
Three reporters who have been with the president that day have additionally examined constructive, in addition to the primary girl, two senators and the president of the College of Notre Dame.
White Home medical officers are specializing in the occasions associated to Decide Barrett as a supply of the an infection spreading.
However Mr. Trump’s introduction of Decide Barrett within the Rose Backyard was most definitely not a “super-spreader” occasion.
In small and poorly ventilated rooms, a single contaminated particular person speaking and mingling with others — particularly if they’re unmasked — can probably infect dozens of individuals. Such a super-spreader occasion is extremely unlikely to have occurred outdoor within the Rose Backyard, however somebody who was contaminated and didn’t have signs might nonetheless have transmitted the virus to others throughout indoor discussions contained in the White Home.
One other adviser, Hope Hicks, examined constructive for the virus on Thursday, however she didn’t attend the Barrett occasion.
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