White House and Congress hit with breakthrough Covid infections – US politics live

Posted by on July 21, 2021 9:23 am
Categories: Global Stories

  • White House and congressional staff test positive for virus
  • Officials say cases underscores importance of vaccinations

2.23pm BST

What up, liveblog readers. Happy Wednesday. You’re halfway there.

We learned yesterday that a White House official tested positive for Covid-19 after coming in contact with a staffer for House speaker Nancy Pelosi who tested positive after escorting some Texas Democrats who tested positive this weekend.

FLASH – Several vaccinated Congressional staff (in addition to one vaccinated Member of Congress) have contracted COVID, per new memo from Office of Attending Physician at Capitol

He’s being diplomatic, for sure.

But here’s the in-house doctor for the US Congress urging – lobbying – deniers to get vaccinated pic.twitter.com/oPlK56CKOs

Related: Delta variant accounts for 83% of new cases in US, CDC director says

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