White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, who has received two doses of the vaccine and is a devout mask wearer, revealed last night she had tested positive for COVID-19 after deciding not to travel with President Biden to the G20 summit in Rome because members of her family had already received positive tests. Will this persuade Joe Biden that vaccine passports are a waste of time? Don’t count on it. MailOnline has more.
Psaki, 42, who has had two doses of vaccine, said she was last in contact with the president on Tuesday, and the two sat more than six feet apart while wearing masks.
It makes her the most visible member of the Biden administration to test positive.
“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 said in a statement.
“I last saw the president on Tuesday, when we sat outside more than six-feet apart, and wore masks.”
She was a late scratch from Biden’s trip to summit in Rome, replaced on the trip by principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
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