White House Not Ready For Contact Tracing Of The Virus

Nikki Attkisson | Last Updated : October 7, 2020

According to the federal health official, the White House has refused proposals from US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assist in researching the spread of President Donald Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis.

White House not ready for contact tracing of the virus

The CDC’s plan to cooperate on touch monitoring activities took place almost immediately after the president announced that he had contracted coronavirus. Against the reservations raised by CDC representatives, including Director of the department Dr Robert Redfield, White House officials declined the CDC offer of assistance, the official added. According to the source, the bid was reiterated on a Monday phone call. USA The declined bid was first published today.

But the White House has provided no evidence of a systematic attempt to trace communications correctly from individuals involved in activities like the confirmation ceremony for the Supreme Court, where there were virtually no masks, and there were no outward social gaps and indoor reception. Some participants claimed they had no details and others said that they did not even know who might have been expounded into a communication until they were informed.

The CDC forwarded all queries to the White House for comment. Judd Deere, a spokesperson for the government, said that successful prosecutions are taken seriously. The White House has strategies and protocols in place that include existing CDC recommendations and best practices to minimize exposure to COVID-19, and has set up a comprehensive touch traceability network led by CDC integration in the White House’s Medical Unit, “said Deere in a statement.

A CDC epidemiologist has been detailed in the White House since March and has been advising a White House official. Despite numerous attempts of the political and health officials to procure the information, Washington, D.C., the government in which many of the participants live, has obtained no response from the White House.

Susana Castillo, Bowser’s spokesperson, said “few efforts” have been made since Friday to reach the White House both at the level of political and public health. The White House Secretary of Public Affairs Kayleigh McEnany announced last weekend that the white house would not tell the public how many workers on the campus are sick, citing worries about privacy. On Monday, McEnany itself announced publicly that she had Covid-19 infection, and two of the aides were positive.

In the following days, the President and first lady diagnoses, it was not clear if the White House traces communications and alerts those who were subjected to a sequence of activities and discussions in which he took part, left the job to the people themselves, and raised the possibility of accelerated growth. The White House employees, who associate with President Hope Hicks, the first lady, and top consul, and not many presents at their close meetings or packed activities, are often active in efforts. CNN has found nothing more than a few telephone calls and e-mails for potentially tainted individuals despite hitting more than half a dozen individuals who have been told by Trump last week to get checked.

The lack of a clear communication initiative is emblematic of the casual approach taken by the White House to deter the dissemination of the virus within its ranks. Before this week, very so rarely were masks worn by workers, and social distancing was not present at Trump’s activities and the West Wing halls. Following Trump’s fundraiser for New Jersey on Thursday, the White House insisted on a “full touch recording according to the CDC rules,” which included comparable measures for other cases.

As a consequence, the people themselves become puzzled. Trump’s counsel, Rudy Giuliani, said that he had performed a do-it-yourself procedure, had been quarantining, had planned a coronavirus screening (it was negative) and had told people that he had met — all actions he took without a direction from the White House. The Disease Control and Prevention Centers planning explained to assemble a strong team of specialists in Washington to monitor new coronavirus cases at the White House, two people aware of the work revealed to News. Still, it appears that the team stayed unused a couple of days after a positive test by the president.

The CDC’s lack of thorough engagement in the touch monitoring of the virus poses troubling concerns about whether attempts to “touch” the infectious virus amongst White House workers will be successful or if staff inadvertently infect others. The guidelines of the CDC suggest that you document a validated case as soon as possible because one individual infected will start to spread COVID-19 two days before the person has any positive symptoms or tests.

The department has organized about two dozen employees to help watch certain team interactions in Washington while others are on a journey, according to a familiar person who is familiar with it. But they also waited until Tuesday morning to get support from the White House. There were a lot of efforts made to make it clear to the officials why it is important to get the contact tracing done, but the White House has shown no interest. This might lead to the outbreak of the virus and can help it grow like wildfire. Trump has never been interested in getting the checks done, but now his officials are also doing the same. There were a lot of questions asked about this normal behavior towards such a huge problem, but not a single answer was there.

The staff and the members are all scared and confused about what to do. They are free to get their tests done, but the White House will not be available for the contact tracing. This can lead to a bigger problem and can make people panic. Trump was a part of many ceremonies and campaigns; hence it is important to get the contact tracing done so that you get to analyze the problem. There were meetings in the white house that had a lot of big names present without a mask. The staff has been working and serving the Trump family without masks; thus, one can conclude that if even one of them is contacted and has no symptoms can make the entire block sick.




Nikki Attkisson

With over 15 years as a practicing journalist, Nikki Attkisson found herself at Powdersville Post now after working at several other publications. She is an award-winning journalist with an entrepreneurial spirit and worked as a journalist covering technology, innovation, environmental issues, politics, health etc. Nikki Attkisson has also worked on product development, content strategy, and editorial management for numerous media companies. She began her career at local news stations and worked as a reporter in national newspapers.

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