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By Mae Slater on
 July 10, 2024

Kamala Harris’ Husband Doug Emhoff Tests Positive For Covid

Second gentleman Doug Emhoff has tested positive for COVID-19. This incident highlights the ongoing rise in cases due to new variants and the fact that the disease is now endemic in the population

Fox News reported that Emhoff, husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, tested positive on Saturday. Initially experiencing mild symptoms, Emhoff is now asymptomatic. He is currently working remotely and isolating at home.

Vice President Kamala Harris has tested negative and is asymptomatic. Harris was tested out of an abundance of caution following her husband's positive test result.

The couple had recently been seen at the White House celebrating Independence Day with President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden.

It has not been disclosed by the White House whether President Biden has been tested following Emhoff’s diagnosis. All of this is particularly concerning for the Biden administration as Joe Biden's shaky health makes the disease a serious issue.

New Variants

New variants such as KP.3, KP.2, and KP.1 are fueling the increase in cases. Dr. Marc Siegel noted these variants are “immunoevasive,” meaning they can affect individuals with prior immunity.

Emhoff previously tested positive in March 2022. Vice President Harris also tested positive in April 2022, although she was asymptomatic at the time.

The couple’s recent diagnoses highlight the persistent threat of the virus and its evolving nature.

Vice President Harris has been actively traveling across the U.S. as part of the “Summer of Engagement” tour. Since the beginning of 2024, she has participated in over 60 trips across 20 states. This extensive travel schedule underscores her commitment to engaging with communities nationwide.

Harris is scheduled to deliver a keynote speech at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s 71st Boule in Dallas on Wednesday.

Her ongoing public engagements indicate her dedication to her role despite the personal impact of the pandemic on her household.

The Biden administration continues to promote vaccination and booster shots as key tools in combating the virus. Emhoff’s diagnosis serves as a reminder of the virus's persistent presence.

Liza Acevedo, Harris's communications director, confirmed that “Vice President Kamala Harris has tested negative for COVID-19 and remains asymptomatic.” This reassurance comes as the administration urges the public to stay informed and proactive in response to the virus.

Conclusion: Persistent Threat Of COVID-19

Vice President Kamala Harris has tested negative and remains asymptomatic. The White House has not disclosed whether President Biden has been tested.

The CDC warns of rising cases in 44 states, driven by new, immunoevasive variants. Emhoff is isolating and working remotely, while Harris continues her active travel schedule, including an upcoming keynote speech in Dallas.

The Biden administration emphasizes the importance of adherence to public health guidelines in light of the fact that there still is some risk for immunocompromised individuals.

Written By:
Mae Slater

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