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3 more people close to Trump get COVID

Posted by / November 12, 2020

Three more people close to Donald Trump have tested positive for COVID. Two are White House aides, including the political director, and the third was a guest of Rudy Giuliani.

Mark Meadows, Trump’s chief of staff, has also recently tested positive for COVID. His aides are frustrated because he did not issue a statement and only advised a close circle. That put Trump’s entire staff at risk.

The White House’s COVID outbreak spread to the Vice President’s office. His chief of staff, Marc Short, tested positive for the virus. Despite Pence’s exposure, he will still travel. Stephen Miller, one of the president’s senior advisors, also got COVID.

Trump’s press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and two of her deputies tested positive for COVID, as did a New York Times White House reporter, who complained that the White House is not contact tracing.

Because Trump and his campaign team were careful with their COVID precautions, officials in the four states he visited had to scramble to figure out who might be at risk.

Trump’s brush with COVID was not as minor as he  made it sound. A source told the Associated Press that President Trump was given supplemental oxygen before going to the hospital. At the hospital, he was taken off oxygen, but he was also given his first dose of Remdesivir, an experimental antiviral treatment.

Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Convention, has also tested positive for COVID. And, according to Christ Christie, no one on Trump’s debate prep team was wearing a mask, meaning it is likely that all of Trump’s aides have been exposed to COVID.

Some staffers report that Trump was showing signs of COVID on Wednesday, leading to some fears that Joe Biden might have been exposed during Tuesday’s debate. Fortunately, Biden has tested negative so far.

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