Exposure and contamination of coronavirus do not discriminate against any demographics of people around the world. As America works against the spread of COVID-19, a considerable amount of high-level officials in government and other sectors have come into contact with the virus.
Due to the nature of coronavirus, individuals impacted by it are not always symptomatic. Moreover, COVID-19 has the ability to spread at various rates, even from people who are unknowing carriers. Therefore, individuals who have contact with coronavirus-positive people are strongly recommended to test for the virus.
Over the week, Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence both tested for coronavirus. Thankfully, both parties came back negative for COVID-19, reports Townhall.
Why the Pences Were Tested for Coronavirus
The vice president and his wife tested for COVID-19 after one of Pence’s staffers received a positive test for the virus on Friday.
Prior to the test, the vice president’s staffer experienced fairly mild symptoms, hence agreeing to get tested for obvious reasons. The negative tests of Pence and the second lady can likely be attributed to their lack of immediate contact with the coronavirus-positive staffer.
— Katie Miller (@VPPressSec) March 22, 2020
While the Pences and President Trump himself tested negative for COVID-19, the same unfortunately can’t be said for many Congress members. Several representatives and senators have tested positive for the virus and thereby gone into quarantine.
Others who had direct contact with people who are COVID-19-positive chose to go into quarantine, erring on the side of caution and preventing the potential further spread.
Heading the Coronavirus Task Force
At this time, the vice president continues to head the White House’s coronavirus task force. The COVID-19 task force maintains their work with health officials, in addition to warning Americans of preventative measures and direct action to combat this virus.
News of the Pences’ negative coronavirus tests come as the Trump administration continues exploring treatment options for COVID-19.
Do you think Vice President Pence and others on the coronavirus task force will continue to make strides forward? What developments would you like to see regarding COVID-19 going ahead? Let us know in the comments section below!