DCR Health & Politics: 130 Secret Service officers are believed to be infected with coronavirus or quarantining in wake of Trump’s campaign travel. ☕☕☕

Ayyyeee…What’s Goodie Everyone. So I got some major tea and this involves some secret service officers being infected with the coronavirus and some of them are quarantining.

130 Secret Service officers who help protect the White House and travels with the president have recently been ordered to isolate or quarantine because they tested positive for the coronavirus and had close contact with infected coworkers, according to three people familiar with agency staffing.

The spread of the coronavirus which has sidelined almost 10 percent of the agency’s core security team is believed to be partly linked to a series of campaign rallies that President Trump held in the weeks before November 3 election, this is according to those spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the situation.

The virus is having an impact on the Secret Service’s presidential security unit at the same time that growing numbers of prominent Trump allies and officials have fallen ill due to campaign events, where many attendees did not wear masks.
Among those who are infected are White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and outside political advisers Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie.

At least eight staffers at the Republican National Committee, including Chief of Staff Richard Walters, have the virus, according to officials at the organization and some of those infected are in field offices across the country, including Pennsylvania, where some believe they were exposed in large staff gatherings, an official said.

White House spokesman Judd Deere said the administration takes “every case seriously.” He referred questions about the Secret Service outbreak to agency officials. A spokeswoman for the Secret Service declined to comment.

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