The number of positives for COVID-19 in the Trump environment rises to ten

The Number Of Positives For COVID-19 In The Trump Environment Rises To Ten

Washington – The number of positives for COVID-19 in the environment of the outgoing president of the United States, Donald Trump, rose to 10 this Thursday after confirming that one of the main advisers of his electoral campaign, Corey Lewandowski, has also contracted the disease.

Lewandowski confirmed to CNN and other media that he tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, and believes he was infected in Philadelphia, where he had been working for days on the legal strategy of the Trump campaign to question the legitimacy of the results of the presidential elections.

However, Trump’s adviser also attended a party at the White House on the night of November 3 in which the president prematurely declared his victory in the elections, four days before the media predicted that the winner would be his rival Democrat, Joe Biden.

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Most of the 10 people who have tested positive in the last week attended that party, which brought together more than 150 people in the enclosed space of the East Room of the White House, although all of them had previously undergone COVID tests. -19.

The new wave of positives began last Friday with the announcement that the White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, who was also at that party and according to health experts, was probably already infected at that time.

Others who were at the party and tested positive are the Secretary of Housing, Ben Carson; the political director of the White House, Brian Jack; another Trump campaign adviser, David Bossie; and former US official Healy Baumgardner.

They are joined by at least four other infected: the director of strategy in key states of the campaign, Nick Trainer, and three White House officials who have not been identified, according to various media.

On the other hand, the newspaper The Hill confirmed this Thursday the contagion of the chief of staff of the secretariat of the Republican Party, Richard Walters, who was not at the White House party and whose infection does not seem to be connected with the rest.

Before this wave of infections occurred, nearly 30 people were infected in September and October in connection with a COVID-19 outbreak at the White House, including Trump himself, his wife Melania and their son Barron, several senators and the White House spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany.

The White House barely changed its protocols to deal with the pandemic after the incident, and Trump immediately resumed the rallies in front of hundreds of people, in which social distance was hardly maintained and few masks were used.

The United States is the country in the world with the most cases and deaths from the pandemic, which has left more than 10.4 million infections and 242,000 deaths in the nation, and is now experiencing a strong rebound in the number of infections and hospitalizations.

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