White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki, 42, was diagnosed with the corona virus despite being vaccinated. He tested positive for the virus on Sunday, Zaki said in a written statement in the evening (local time). Psaki is not currently on a trip to Europe with US President Joe Biden, 78, and, according to his own reports, last met with his employer last Tuesday – under special security measures, he insisted.
Biden left for Europe on Thursday to attend the G20 summit in Rome. From this Monday he will attend the World Climate Conference in Glasgow. Basaki publicly canceled his trip with Pita just hours before his departure from Washington, and initially vaguely stated that the cause was a “family emergency”. In a message he sent out on Sunday, he said the background was that “one of his household members” had tested positive for the corona virus. He then went into isolation and examined himself on Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays and Saturdays. All of these tests would have given a negative result. Sunday’s test was positive.
Zaki said he had not met with top White House officials since Wednesday. The most recent meeting with the president on Tuesday took place outside – far away and with masks. Biden has been fully vaccinated against the corona virus and received the booster vaccine in late September.
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Isolation for 10 days
Saki insisted that he revealed his test result in order to provide the best possible transparency. Having been vaccinated against the corona virus, he only feels mild symptoms and can continue to work from home. He plans to return to the White House only after ten days of isolation and negative test results.
Infections caused by the corona virus are very common even after vaccination. There have been several major cases of such “vaccine advances” in the US government or the US Congress over the past few weeks, for example by Secretary of Defense Alejandro Mayerkas (61). According to experts, anyone who becomes infected despite being vaccinated should generally get a mild illness or not notice anything. In general, vaccine advances occur with vaccines against other diseases.
But there are also difficult studies: In mid-October, former US Secretary of State Colin Powell died at the age of 84 as a result of complications following a corona infection. Powell was fully vaccinated against the corona virus. According to media reports, he had a long history of health problems. Last year, before the corona vaccine became available, US President Donald Trump, 75, was infected with the virus and treated in hospital. (SDA)