“A fully vaccinated White House official tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday,” she said during her daily press briefing, specifying that this person, whose identity has not been given, is was outside the White House and had “mild” symptoms.
The spokesperson, who was responding to a question about information given by the American press, later clarified that it was not a senior official, for which the Biden administration is committed. according to her to reveal any positive case.
There have been other cases of Covid-19 in the White House
“There have been” other cases of vaccinated people testing positive for Covid-19 among White House staff, she then said, in response to another question, without giving the exact number.
She said health protocols at the White House had “not been changed”, and that President Joe Biden was tested “every two weeks or so”.
Also on Monday, a person in the communication team of Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the Democrats in Congress, tested positive for Covid-19, again after a full vaccination, the elected officials said.
This person had had contact with a delegation of elected Texans who had come to Washington to campaign against electoral reform in their home state, said Drew Hammill, deputy chief of staff to Nancy Pelosi.
These statements come as the Biden administration is working to revive the vaccination campaign in the country, which is facing a resurgence of contaminations due to the spread of the Delta variant.
“There will be cases” of contamination of vaccinated people but “vaccines protect against serious forms of the disease and death,” Jen Psaki assured Tuesday.