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Wed May 4, 2022, 04:50 PM

Blinken tests positive for coronavirus, State Department says

Secretary of State Antony Blinken has tested positive for the coronavirus, the State Department announced Wednesday, becoming the latest member of President Biden’s Cabinet to contract the virus.

Blinken tested positive Wednesday afternoon and “is experiencing only mild symptoms,” the State Department said. He is “fully vaccinated and boosted” and will maintain a virtual work schedule while isolating at home for an unspecified length of time, it added.

Blinken was among the more than 2,000 attendees at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner last weekend. Biden also attended. White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Wednesday afternoon that the two have not been in close contact according to the guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“He has not seen the president in several days, and he is not considered a close contact,” Psaki said of Blinken.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/05/04/blinken-covid-positive/

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gldstwmn May 4 OP
JohnSJ May 4 #1
JoanofArgh May 4 #2
senseandsensibility May 4 #4
femmedem May 4 #3
Boomerproud May 4 #5

Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2022, 04:52 PM

1. Might be from his international travels

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2022, 05:02 PM

2. A bunch of people who attended the WH Correspondent's Dinner have come down with it.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Reply #2)

Wed May 4, 2022, 05:24 PM

4. Yes, Jonathan Karl

for one. He shook hands with Biden.

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2022, 05:23 PM

3. Trevor Noah: "The nation's most distinguished superspreader event."

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Response to femmedem (Reply #3)

Wed May 4, 2022, 05:30 PM

5. I'm certain that got a lot of laughs.

Oops.

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