White Home Is Not Contact Tracing ‘Tremendous-Spreader’ Trump Rose Backyard Occasion
On Friday, the Republican National Committee sent the New Jersey Health Department a list of 206 contact tracing guests, but it did not include phone numbers – just names and email addresses – nor any of the Bedminster employees, according to two people involved with the New Jersey contact tracing effort Jersey are familiar, the event has worked on the event.
“The list contains names and email addresses. For reliable contact tracing, you need the city and state, ”said one official. “We basically say so much – we want and need more information.”
Officials said the state contacted the White House early Friday after learning of the president’s diagnosis and learned in a “blanket statement” that the “White House Medical Department is conducting all contact tracing “.
“We’re not really satisfied with that – especially with the New Jerseyans,” said the official.
White House spokesman Mr. Deere said, “A full contact tracing was conducted for the trip to Bedminster, NJ, in accordance with CDC guidelines. The President had no interactions with Bedminster staff or guests that would be classified as “tight” under CDC guidelines (more than 15 minutes and within 6 feet). “
He added, “All White House staff who were in close contact during this trip have been identified, contacted and recommended for quarantine.”
At the event for Judge Barrett, guests, few of whom were wearing masks, mingled both outside and inside, hugging each other and talking with heads close together. Over the next few days, at least eight participants, including two senators, tested positive. On Monday, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany became the newest.
The timing of Mr. Trump’s disease diagnosis makes it very likely that he and the others were infected on Saturday, medical experts said. Symptoms usually appear around five days after exposure to the virus. Mr Trump started showing symptoms on Thursday, “the right punch in the day” that he would expect, said Dr. Maldonado.