White House won’t change virus protocols
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White House
Even Donald Trump's diagnosis can't prompt a masking policy.

The White House does not appear to be making any changes to current virus protocol, even after President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19.

A senior White House official said Friday that masks will still not be mandatory at the White House, describing facial coverings as “a personal choice,” despite overwhelming evidence that they help to stop the spread.

And the White House is not planning to move to a different, more reliable testing system after the one it uses failed to detect that adviser Hope Hicks had the virus the day she began experiencing symptoms.

The president, his White House and his campaign have generally taken a lax approach to the pandemic, continuing to hold large events and failing to abide by social distancing recommendations.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal White House thinking, defended the current system.

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Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

Associated Press


3 comments

  • S B ANTHONY

    October 2, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    Cannot fix stupid.

  • Sonja Fitch

    October 2, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Yep brainwashed and braindead ! Even worse these folks have helped Trump to kill over 21000 Americans ! Unless Trump dies he lies!

  • Ocean Joe

    October 3, 2020 at 7:28 am

    My local Winn Dixie takes better precautions than the White House and the people charged with protecting the president.

    Thank you Winn Dixie, and all your essential workers who deal with this every day.

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