Politics HUD Secretary Ben Carson joins list of Trump administration officials who have tested positive for COVID-19

20:21  09 november  2020
20:21  09 november  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson has tested positive for COVID - 19 , becoming the latest member of the Trump administration to contract the respiratory The one-time GOP presidential candidate and brain surgeon tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday morning but “is in good spirits and feels

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Housing Secretary Ben Carson tested positive for COVID - 19 on Monday, an ABC reporter said on Twitter, becoming White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, who has frequently appeared at public events without wearing a mask, was diagnosed last week, a source

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced Monday.

"Secretary Carson has tested positive for the coronavirus. He is in good spirits and feels fortunate to have access to effective therapeutics which aid and markedly speed his recovery," Carson's deputy chief of staff Coalter Baker said in a statement.

Carson joins a growing list of Trump administration officials, including President Donald Trump, who have contracted the highly contagious virus. An initial White House outbreak in early October infected the president, first lady Melania Trump, his son Baron Trump, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and other senior officials. More recently, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and a Trump campaign official tested positive.

Ben Carson tests positive for coronavirus

  Ben Carson tests positive for coronavirus Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson has tested positive for coronavirus, a longtime adviser confirmed on Monday. © Aaron Schwartz Ben Carson tests positive for coronavirus "Spoke with my brother Dr. Carson earlier and he is doing extraordinarily well. He is so grateful to have access to powerful therapeutics. We also pray for the millions who celebrated over the weekend and may have exposed themselves to COVID19," tweeted Armstrong Williams, who advised Carson's presidential campaign. A HUD spokesperson also confirmed the diagnosis.

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Ben Carson wearing a suit and tie © Zach Gibson, Getty Images Ben Carson

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Both Carson and Meadows attended an election night party at the White House.

Carson, 69, is a renowned brain surgeon who spent nearly three decades as the director of pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. He survived a diagnosis of an aggressive form of prostate cancer in 2002.

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The Sept. 26 event for Barrett was attended by more than 200 people and nearly a dozen later tested positive for the virus. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, called it a "superspreader event" and drew the ire of the White House after telling CBS News' "60 Minutes" he was not surprised the president and those around him had been infected.

Despite Trump's claims during the campaign that the U.S. had "rounded the corner" on the coronavirus pandemic and that "it's going away," record numbers of Americans are being infected every day and the U.S. death toll, which stands at more than 237,000, is once again growing by an average of more than 1,000 every day.

The pharmaceutical company Pfizer provided hope Monday the end of the pandemic could be within sight, releasing the results of a study that showed the vaccine it had developed was 90% effective in preventing infections from the coronavirus.

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The Covid - 19 panel is led by former surgeon general Vivek Murthy and David Kessler, the former Food and Reports have painted a picture of a White House in turmoil following President Donald Trump ’s defeat It was reported Mr Meadows tested positive for COVID - 19 on Saturday, before news broke

Several officials who have received the test said it's often administered in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next door to the West Wing on the White The CDC says that people who feel healthy but recently had close contact with a person with Covid - 19 should stay home and monitor their health.

President-elect Joe Biden has been highly critical of Trump's handling of the pandemic and has promised an approach that is guided more by the input of doctors and scientists. Biden's transition team on Monday named the experts who will advise him on how to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.

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