After being vaccinated, Pelosi aide test positive
Nancy Pelosi's aide and White House staffer test positive for Covid, despite getting fully vaccinatedAuthor : Sheetal Mahajan
A White House official and an aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, tested positive for the coronavirus after attending an event together, a White House official confirmed.
"The White House Medical Unit has conducted contact tracing interviews and determined no close contacts among White House principals and staff. The individual has mild symptoms," the official said.
A spokesperson for Nancy Pelosi has tested positive for Covid even after getting fully vaccinated against the deadly virus.
"Yesterday, a fully-vaccinated senior spokesperson in the Speaker’s Press Office tested positive for COVID after contact with members of the Texas state legislature last week," Drew Hammill, a top aide to Pelosi said in a statement.
The aide tested positive after meeting the members of the Texas Legislature.
However, Pelosi’s office confirmed that the House Speaker has had no recent contact with the aide who tested positive, and she is therefore out of danger of getting infected. Her office is still taking all necessary precautions.
"This individual has had no contact with the Speaker since exposure. The entire Press Office is working remotely today with the exception of individuals who have had no exposure to the individual or have had a recent negative test. Our office will continue to follow the guidance of the Office of Attending Physician closely," Hammill said.
"Despite following CDC guidelines and being fully vaccinated, I tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday," Howard said in a statement. "The delta variant seems to be much more contagious, even for those vaccinated, than initially thought. Thankfully, I’m vaccinated and feeling well."
The Texas lawmakers lobbied for a federal voting rights bill, an effort that included a meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris.
"We know that there will be breakthrough cases, but as this instance shows, cases in vaccinated individuals are typically mild," the White House official said. "The White House is prepared for breakthrough cases with regular testing. This is another reminder of the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines against severe illness or hospitalization. We wish our colleague a speedy recovery."
Coronavirus cases are rising, and the more contagious delta variant accounts for a majority of new virus cases.