One bombshell about Amy Coney Barrett testing positive for coronavirus changed everything
Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court.
Now everything is in chaos.
And this bombshell about Amy Coney Barrett testing positive for coronavirus changed everything.
Amy Coney Barrett was in close contact with President Trump at the White House on Saturday as well as other attendees who later tested positive for coronavirus.
Judge Barrett was tested for the coronavirus on Friday and that came back negative.
But Democrats still demanded Republicans delay her confirmation hearing because she met with individual Senators on Monday.
Is that necessary?
As it turns out, likely not.
That’s because Americans learned on Friday that over the summer Amy Coney Barrett tested positive for the coronavirus and made a complete recovery.
The Washington Post reported:
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett was diagnosed with the coronavirus earlier this year but has since recovered, three officials familiar with her diagnosis told The Washington Post.
Two of the officials said she tested positive for the virus in the summer. All of the people spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to disclose her medical condition.
The White House declined to comment on Barrett’s earlier diagnosis.
As the Supreme Court nominee, Barrett is now tested daily and most recently had a negative diagnosis for covid-19 on Friday morning, according to deputy White House press secretary Judd Deere.
There have been very few cases of reinfection from coronavirus around the world with just one in the United States.
Antibodies last for at least three months, but immunity to the coronavirus can remain, although no one knows exactly how long for.
Amy Coney Barrett’s previous diagnosis with the coronavirus fell within the range where she still likely carries immunity from the coronavirus and there is no need to delay her hearing.