Jen Psaki admits Biden could get COVID despite being double boosted

Democrats have long touted the effectiveness of COVID vaccines. However, recent remarks from White House press secretary Jen Psaki suggest that confidence is beginning to wane.

According to the Washington Examiner, Psaki acknowledged last week that President Joe Biden could contract the virus despite being vaccinated and double boosted.

Psaki’s warning

“Like anyone else, the president may at some point test positive for COVID,” Psaki was quoted as telling reporters at a press conference on Friday.

“His doctors are comfortable that he could continue to carry out his duties because all of these steps and precautions and protections he’s taken,” she continued.

The White House press secretary then went on to compare Biden’s attendance at official functions with such routine tasks as purchasing groceries or going to school, saying, “His doctors have assessed that these are risks that can be taken.”

“We risk-assess just like everybody out in the country, and it’s important for him to be able to continue his presidential duties, now and even if he tests positive in the future.”

Outbreak among DC elite

Psaki made the admission concerning Biden’s vulnerability after a series of high profile Democrats came down with COVID over the course of last week.

The New York Post reported that the outbreak came following an exclusive gala known as the Gridiron Dinner, which was attended by 630 guests. The Post noted that as of April 8, nearly 10% of attendees had tested positive for COVID.

Those who tested positive included Attorney General Merrick Garland and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, along with Vice President Kamala Harris’ communications director Jamal Simmons, and first lady Jill Biden’s spokesman Michael LaRosa.

Not all of those to contract COVID came from the White House, however, as some high-profile lawmakers did so as well. Among them were House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro (D).

Democratic Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock announced that he had tested positive after casting a vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson.

“I’m so thankful to be both vaccinated & boosted, and at the advice of the Attending Physician I plan to isolate,” the Post quoted Warnock as saying. “If you haven’t gotten your shot yet, I encourage you to do so.”

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