As of Tuesday, Vice President Kamala Harris has tested positive for the coronavirus. This news comes only days after the current division between the Vice President and President Joe Biden came into question.
Harris contracting the virus is looked at as a break-through case since the Vice President is fully vaccinated and received her booster shot in October 2021.
Fortunately, the Vice President has experienced no symptoms and plans to self-isolate while working from home at her residence in Washington DC.
Kristen Allen, press secretary for the VP says, “She will follow CDC guidelines and the advice of her physicians. The vice-president will return to the White House when she tests negative.”
Over the course of the last coupe of weeks, the Vice President’s husband second gentleman Doug Emhoff, Harris’ director of communications Jamal Simons, the White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, and deputy press secretary Karine Jeane-Pierre have all tested positive for the virus.
Administration officials are on high alert since Harris’ team is regularly in close contact with Biden’s.
With a highly contagious new wave of the latest Omicron variant, Omicron BA.2, transmissibility is not being taken lightly. Public health officials across the United States reported declines in the virus until cases of the new variant began to rise.