President Trump’s White House Coronavirus Task Force experts Dr. Fauci, Dr. Redfield, and Steve Hahn become the latest risks.
The United States Chief Covid-19 medical expert, Dr Anthony Fauci is the latest to go into quarantine due to fears of a large outbreak among Trump Administration officials. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is not the only expert going into quarantine. He is accompanied by CDC head Robert Redfield and FDA chief Stephen Hahn.
Dr. Fauci will be entering a “modified quarantine” after being exposed to a Covid-19 positive person. So far, there is news of two confirmed cases at the White House. The medical experts who form the brains behind Trump’s coronavirus task force are considered to be at “relatively low risk based on the degree of exposure”. Dr. Fauci tested negative ahead of the quarantine.
The modified quarantine enables Dr. Fauci to still be active. He might be allowed to go to his office at the National Institutes of Health building. Dr. Redfield will be teleworking for the next two weeks. In the event a White House visit is needed, the experts will follow “CDC Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19”.
The modified quarantine enables Dr. Anthony Fauci to still perform his responsibilities amid the crisis.
These guidelines include temperature check and symptoms screening every day, face covering, and conscious distancing from others. However, Dr. Fauci remains on schedule to testify physically on Tuesday at Senate Health Committee hearing on the Trump Administration’s COVID-19 response. However, Dr. Redfield and FDA Chief Hahn will give video testimonies due to the “unusual circumstances”.
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Earlier, Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary Katie Miller tested positive. She is married to President Donald Trump’s policy adviser Stephen Miller. Among other positive cases connected to the White House, one of President Trump’s personal valets tested positive, leaving him fuming. The personal valet had reportedly brought the President Diet Cokes in the Oval Office last week.
However, it remains unclear who is the positive case which has forced the Coronavirus Task Force experts to self-isolate.