Towards the conclusion of last week, President Trump received a positive diagnosis for coronavirus. The diagnosis arrived after multiple positive tests and amid news that other folks within his inner circle also contracted the virus.
As such, COVID-19-positive persons have gone into their own forms of quarantine and self-isolation until they recover. Meanwhile, President Trump traveled to Walter Reed Hospital on Friday and may be set for release as soon as today.
While many people in the president’s orbit have tested positive for COVID-19, there are still several individuals who remain free from the virus. Vice President Mike Pence, Second Lady Karen Pence, and U.S. Attorney General William Barr are just a few examples.
Nonetheless, Fox News informs that the attorney general has chosen to self-quarantine anyway as a means of precaution, despite his negative tests.
Reviewing Precautions Taken by the U.S. Attorney General
Barr’s self-isolation will occur for seven days in order to prevent the possible spread of the virus. Since Friday, the attorney general has undergone four screenings for coronavirus; although each one has come back negative.
In spite of this, Barr still previously came into contact with multiple officials who recently tested positive for COVID-19; President Trump and former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway are just a few examples.
The Attorney General has been tested four times for COVID-19 since Friday morning and all four test results were negative. He is feeling great and has no symptoms. Thank you to all who have expressed concern and support! https://t.co/caryqK7atw
— Kerri Kupec DOJ (@KerriKupecDOJ) October 5, 2020
A spokesperson for the attorney general informed that he is doing well, feeling well, and experiencing absolutely no symptoms of COVID-19. Barr’s self-quarantine overlaps with isolation periods that other individuals have undergone after receiving positive diagnoses of coronavirus.
Bouncing Back from Coronavirus
Amid news of Barr’s quarantine, President Trump appears to be bouncing back from the virus. Trump released multiple videos over the weekend to keep Americans updated on his progress against the virus.
This morning, the president also tweeted out a series of reasons why the American people should vote for him; these reasons included, but are certainly not restricted to, the following: religious liberty, regulation cuts, law and order, protection of pre-existing conditions, etc.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2020
Many have interpreted the all-caps tweets as signs of President Trump’s return to his usual self. The president also tweeted out a reminder that today marks the deadline for which Americans in Georgia, Texas, Ohio, Florida, and Arizona can register to vote.
What do you think about the U.S. attorney general’s decision to self-isolate despite testing negative for COVID-19 multiple times? Will President Trump return to the White House today? Let us know in the comments section below!