As the virus continues to spread, we've seen a number of people in Congress become infected with the virus as well. None of them thus far have succumbed to the more harmful side of things that we've seen far too often already, especially in how it's affecting those who are older.
It was recently learned that another member of the House of Representatives has tested positive for COVID-19. Rep. Nydia Velazquez is the latest victim of the virus and guess who she was just up close and personal with? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
This has Pelosi scared to death. So much so that she doesn't even want to take a test to find out if she's positive or not.
Rep. Nydia Velazquez said Monday that she's been "diagnosed with presumed coronavirus infection," three days after she spoke on the House floor and stood near 80-year-old House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the signing of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill.
In a statement, Velazquez, D-N.Y., 67, said she first started feeling sick "in the wee hours of Sunday morning."
"I developed the abrupt onset of muscle aches, fevers, nasal congestion and stomach upset. I noticed that I could no longer smell my perfume or taste my food. After speaking with The Attending Physician by phone, I was diagnosed with presumed coronavirus infection," Velazquez said.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday she does not plan to be tested for coronavirus despite her proximity to the latest lawmaker diagnosed with the illness.
“In terms of my situation, I kept my distance. I said to them we all have to be six feet apart and I kept my distance from all the members,” Pelosi said in an interview with MSNBC.
She said her doctor told her that her situation was low-risk and she had no reason to take any measures.
Earlier in the month, President Donald Trump faced scrutiny from critics over his initial refusal to get tested for coronavirus after coming into contact with an infected individual.
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