It looks like the Rona is still at large in the White House. It has now been announced that Ben Carson, the Secretary for Housing and Urban Development (HUD), has tested positive for COVID-19.
According to CBS News, Carson’s deputy chief of staff Coalter Baker said, “Secretary Carson is in a good mood and happy to have access to effective therapeutics that will aid and greatly speed his recovery.”
Over the weekend, officials confirmed that Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, along with four other unnamed White House staff, also tested positive for the virus. It is unclear when they were first diagnosed, but they were among those who participated in the White House election party.
This is not the first time people have contracted the virus after a White House event.
If you can all remember, there have been several people who tested positive for the virus after attending an event in the White House Rose Garden to support Amy Coney Barrett, who is now the Supreme Court Justice. Some of these people were the White House Kellyanne Conway and Kayleigh Mcenany. This was also around the same time that Donald Trump and Melania also tested positive for the virus.
It was also found that after some symptoms, Ben Carson was taken to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center but is no longer in the hospital. His chief of staff said, “He’s resting in his house and already feeling better.”
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