The White House says Vice President Mike Pence plans to maintain an aggressive campaign schedule this week despite his exposure to a top aide who tested positive for the coronavirus.
Pence’s decision to continue campaign travel despite contact with infected aides is drawing alarm from medical experts. “He needs to be staying home 14 days,” one said. “Campaign events are not essential.”
“It’s just an insult to everybody who has been working in public health and public health response,” she said. “I also find it really harmful and disrespectful to the people going to the rally” and the people on Pence’s own staff who will accompany him.
Pence himself tested negative, his office said. Under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria, the vice president is considered a “close contact” of his chief of staff, Marc Short, but will not quarantine, said spokesman #COVID19 credibility
Pence to keep up travel despite contact with infected aide