[231] Meadows had been diagnosed on the 4th, but tried to keep his results secret, a move that concerned officials. It starts with our generation. Opinion: Governments continue to fail at meeting Close the Gap targets, in some cases going backwards. [57] More than 150 people attended; they were told they did not need to wear masks if they had tested negative that day. [304] Facebook and TikTok announced similar policies. Numerous high-profile individuals were infected, including President Donald Trump, who was hospitalized for three days. [219][220] The CDC says it "does not recommend using antigen tests to make decisions about discontinuing isolation" and that negative tests should be confirmed with a PCR test. [239][240][241], At the Rose Garden ceremony on September 26, Pence had sat one row away from Mike Lee, five seats away from Thom Tillis, and three rows away from Kayleigh McEnany. Tom Wolf blasts President Trump for Saturday's Harrisburg airport rally", "Pennsylvania Health Department asks Trump rally attendees to use contact tracing app", "Tracing Trump's movements: A timeline of the days leading up to his COVID diagnosis", "Joint Chiefs in isolation after Coast Guard admiral tests positive for coronavirus, Pentagon says", "Coast Guard vice commandant tests positive for COVID-19", "Senior Pentagon leadership quarantining after exposure to coronavirus", "Does It Matter That the Top Level of the U.S. Military Is in Quarantine? [16] Internal polling by Trump's campaign showed the White House outbreak prolonged the low numbers following his September 29 debate performance. Aides said that Trump still sometimes sounded as if he was trying to catch his breath;[109] Trump continued to receive remdesivir treatment inside the White House and conducted business without wearing a mask. Attendees were photographed seated in close proximity and not wearing masks. Also exposed to Trump on Sep 28 at an event announcing a COVID-19 testing initiative. [162] That night, Trump received his first infusion of remdesivir, an antiviral drug that disrupts virus replication. [19], Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Donald Trump and William Barr discouraged officials and staff from wearing masks. [38], Trump held a rally in Bemidji, Minnesota on September 18. [310] Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wished Donald and Melania Trump and White House staffers a "speedy recovery". This page was last edited on 26 November 2020, at 02:35. [284] Megan Ranney, an emergency physician and professor at Brown University, told CNN's Wolf Blitzer: "I would never want to say the president is experiencing steroid-induced psychosis, but it is certainly concerning to see some of his actions today in the wake of this potentially deadly diagnosis and infectious disease. It chose not to", "Biden's Negative Test Result Isn't Enough to Say He's in the Clear", "Donald Trump Mingled Without a Mask at a New Jersey Fundraiser", "Members of Pence's Inner Circle Test Positive for Coronavirus", "Trump election party draws scrutiny as guests test positive", "White House security official reported to be gravely ill with COVID-19", "As Trump Seeks to Project Strength, Doctors Disclose Alarming Episodes", "Fauci says White House COVID-19 infections could have been prevented", "Brown Health dean Jha: Trump's COVID-19 infection 'total failure' by White House", "Coronavirus response | Ask the Admin: President's tweets 'astonishing and very damaging, "How Trump's erratic behavior and failure on coronavirus doomed his reelection", "Trump insists he'll win, but aides say he has no real plan to overturn results and talks of 2024 run", "More than 130 Secret Service officers are said to be infected with coronavirus or quarantining in wake of Trump's campaign travel", "A White House Long in Denial Confronts Reality", "To Protect Trump, White House among first to use rapid coronavirus test sought by communities", "The White House Bet on Abbott's Rapid Tests. He then gave a salute before walking inside. She later tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. "[206] Many doctors expressed alarm at the notion that the public should "learn to live with" the pandemic. [142] Three White House press room journalists, including Michael D. Shear, also tested positive on October 2, as did a White House staffer who works with the press.