If this is true, something needs to be done.
The White House Correspondents’ Association President Jonathan Karl has come out and said that a White House reporter may have caught coronavirus. The unnamed reporter was at the White House four times covering the briefings of Trump, Pence, and other officials.
Karl said, “The WHCA had reduced its presence in the White House Brady Briefing Room to comply with social distancing guidelines put out by the president and the Centers for Disease Control and Protection. Members of White House physician’s office have been administering temperature checks to all journalists before entering the compound and prior to the task force briefings.”
The WHCA has also dropped many reporters from entering the Briefing Room to combat the virus. “The new orders, working to comply with social distancing guidelines in a cramped work space, have thinned the press room as reporters sit with empty seats between them.”
“A number of news organizations have confirmed that some of their employees contracted the virus. And the WHCA has issued new protocol for White House journalists, cutting the number of available press room seats in half — leaving a half-empty briefing room as President Donald Trump addresses the nation about the pandemic.”
Here’s hoping that many of the reporters were quarantined before being able to spread the virus to other officials.
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