New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) revealed this weekend that he has tested positive for COVID-19, despite being both vaccinated and boosted.
According to Breitbart, the announcement regarding Adam’s diagnosis was made on Sunday by his press secretary Fabien Levy.
Working from home
“This morning, Mayor Adams woke up with a raspy voice and, out of an abundance of caution, took a PCR test that has now come back positive,” Levy said in a statement.
“At this time, the mayor has no other symptoms, but he is already isolating and will be canceling all public events for the remainder of the week,” the press secretary continued.
Levy went on to stress that Adams “is also going to immediately begin taking the anti-viral medications offered for free to New York City residents and encourages all New Yorkers eligible for these medications to take them as well.”
Adams also addressed his COVID status in a tweet, saying, “I’ve tested positive for #COVID19 and am following my doctors orders by isolating.”
“Thankfully, I’m vaccinated and boosted so symptoms are minimal. I’ll work remotely and I know we’ve got the best team in the country at work at City Hall.”
He was at the dinner
The Washington Post noted that Adams was among those in attendance at Washington, D.C.’s exclusive Gridiron Dinner on April 3. As of Sunday, more than 10% of the attendees have since come down with COVID.
This includes Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo, Attorney General Merrick Garland, and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Meanwhile, the New York Post reported that Vice President Kamala Harris’ communications director Jamal Simmons, and first lady Jill Biden’s spokesman Michael LaRosa, have tested positive as well.
Congressmen who’ve tested positive include House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro (D), and Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock (D). Warnock announced that he had tested positive for COVID after voting 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,” Warnock was quoted by the Post as saying. “If you haven’t gotten your shot yet, I encourage you to do so.”