WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris examined optimistic for COVID-19 on Tuesday, the White Home introduced, underscoring the persistence of the extremely contagious virus even because the U.S. eases restrictions in a bid to revert to pre-pandemic normalcy.
The White Home stated Tuesday that Harris examined optimistic on each fast and a PCR assessments, and stated she “has exhibited no signs.” Harris will isolate at her residence however proceed to work remotely, and would solely return to the White Home as soon as she assessments unfavourable for the virus.
Harris, 57, obtained her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine weeks earlier than taking workplace and a second dose simply days after Inauguration Day in 2021. She obtained a booster shot in late October and a further booster on April 1. Totally vaccinated and boosted folks have a excessive diploma of safety towards severe sickness and demise from COVID-19, significantly from the commonest and extremely transmissible omicron variant.
The White Home stated neither President Joe Biden nor first woman Jill Biden had been thought of a “shut contact” of Harris in latest days.