Just days after Dr. Anthony Fauci revealed that he tested positive for COVID-19, even after being vaccinated and boosted multiple times, another top White House official revealed the same diagnosis over the weekend.
According to The Hill, national security adviser Jake Sullivan tested positive for the virus, and many quickly wondered, given his close access to the president, whether or not he would be considered a close contact or not, possibly exposing President Joe Biden, 79, to the virus.
According to anonymous White House sources, The Hill reported that Sullivan did, in fact, have contact with Biden earlier in the week. Apparently, after finding out several of Sullivan’s contacts had tested positive for the virus, he stayed away from Biden for the remainder of the week.
As Adrienne Watson, a National Security Council spokeswoman, revealed, Sullivan “is asymptomatic and he has not been in close contact with the president.”
White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan tested positive Saturday for COVID-19, according to the White House.
— Newsmax (@newsmax) June 19, 2022
So far, the president has managed to avoid even a single case of COVID, let alone multiple cases like many of his top officials have experienced over the past two years.
Newsmax reported that the White House confirms President Biden had tested negative for the virus, though they’ve remained tight-lipped on whether or not the president has been tested for the virus since then.
“Sullivan met with Foreign Minister Aïssata Tall Sall of Senegal on Friday to discuss Russia’s war in Ukraine and its impact on food security in Africa, as well as the need to keep global food and fertilizer markets functioning, according to a White House statement,” NBC News reported.
It’s still unclear whether or not Sullivan had made close contact with any other Cabinet officials or the vice president over the past week.