Top White House Official Has COVID

( Kate Bedingfield, the White House communications director, tested positive for COVID-19.

Bedingfield stated in a series of tweets that she discovered her positive findings on Friday morning.

She said she tested positive for COVID-19 Friday morning, and she last met the president Wednesday during a socially distant meeting wearing an N-95 mask. She said that the President does not qualify as a close contact under the CDC’s definition.

Bedingfield said that she is only having mild symptoms “due to being completely vaccinated and boosted.”

This addendum is like clockwork. The fact that the Covid afflicted could spread it to others is glossed over because the President famously declared that getting the shot means you can’t get Covid or spread it.

Bedingfield said that In accordance with White House COVID-19 protocols, she would work from home and intends to return in person following a five-day isolation period and a negative test.

Bedingfield’s statement comes less than a week after Vice President Kamala Harris tested positive for the virus.

According to Kirsten Allen, the vice president’s press secretary, neither President Biden nor First Lady Jill Biden were considered “close contacts” of Harris in recent days.

Last month, Bedingfield said, “we take every precaution to ensure that we keep him safe, the vice president safe, the first lady, the second gentleman, our staff here. But it is certainly possible that he will test positive for COVID, and he is vaccinated, he is boosted and protected from the most severe strains of the virus.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “close contact” occurs when two people are less than six feet apart for at least 15 minutes.

Which begs the question, why can’t loved ones be visited for 14 minutes when someone is in lockdown?