In response to questions, the White House said it “didn’t have anything else to add.”
Pelosi’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Martin’s position and how this could affect testing protocols and Thursday’s schedule for the House speaker, who is expected to attend events for St. Patrick’s Day.
Martin is in Washington for celebrations and is scheduled to meet Biden on Thursday at the White House. Martin and Biden are then expected to speak at the annual Friends of Ireland Luncheon at the Capitol. Thursday night, he and his wife, Mary Martin, are expected to join Biden and first lady Jill Biden for a mock presentation at the White House.
Martin’s positive test result comes as Washington, the White House and Capitol Hill move to ease pandemic restrictions, including mask regulations, amid a drop in coronavirus cases. Although the pandemic has subsided and while Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines say 98% of the population may not be wearing a mask, cases are increasing in Europe and Western Pacific. Yang, a potential warning sign that another wave may be on the horizon. go to USA
Biden, 79, is fully vaccinated and received a booster dose of Pfizer and BioNTech vaccines in September. January data published by CDC showed that the third dose was at least 90% effective in keeping Americans infected with the Omicron variant out of the hospital. Additional shots are even more important for adults age 50 and older.
The White House on Tuesday announced that second gentleman Doug Emhoff has tested positive for Covid – the first known cases of the virus in the first and second families since they took office on January 2021 – prevents Vice President Kamala Harris from attending an event with Biden. on Tuesday night.
So far, both Biden and Harris have avoided testing positive for Covid, even after multiple exposures during the rise of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
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