White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
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Psaki declined to disclose the number of breakthrough cases on the White House campus.
“No, I don’t think that you can expect that we’ll be providing numbers,” Psaki said Thursday.
Psaki said the White House will be transparent when officials test positive and have close contact with Biden.
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White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday said the White House will not publicize how many vaccinated staffers have tested positive for COVID-19.
“No, I don’t think that you can expect that we’ll be providing numbers of breakthrough cases,” Psaki said in response to the number of COVID-19 cases among vaccinated people on the White House campus. Psaki said that there are roughly 2,000 people who work on the White House campus so breakthrough cases are inevitable “statistically speaking.”
“We’re in a very different place than we were a several months ago,” Psaki said, emphasizing the “vast majority” of vaccinated people who get COVID-19 will be asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.
On Tuesday, Psaki confirmed there had previously been multiple breakthrough cases in the White House after it was reported that a White House official and an aide to Pelosi – both fully vaccinated – tested positive for COVID-19.
On Wednesday, the White House press secretary said that the administration would disclose when officials who’ve tested positive come in close contact with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
“Because of our commitment to transparency, what we’re going to be providing, moving forward, are updates on any White House official who tests positive for COVID-19 that the White House medical unit deemed as having had close contact with the president, vice president, first lady, or second gentleman,” Psaki said.
Psaki on Thursday reiterated that the White House will …read more
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