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Two Republican senators on the pivotal Judiciary Committee have tested positive for the coronavirus after attending White House events last week announcing Mr. Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, throwing the future of her Supreme Court confirmation hearings into question.
The senators, Thom Tillis, Republican of North Carolina, and Mike Lee, Republican of Utah, both of whom announced their test results on Friday, are among several people who have tested positive since attending the events last Saturday.
Others include Bill Stepien, President Trump’s campaign manager; Melania Trump, the first lady; John I. Jenkins, the president of the University of Notre Dame; and
A Saturday briefing by President Trump’s medical team meant to provide an update on his condition only added confusion to the timeline around his Covid-19 diagnosis and when interventions have been provided.
Trump announced on Twitter early Friday morning that he had tested positive for the virus, and it had seemed that he was tested following news that his aide Hope Hicks, who started feeling sick Wednesday, had Covid-19. Trump told Fox News Thursday evening he had just heard about Hicks’ infection and tweeted that night he was awaiting test results.
But the president’s physicians said during the briefing outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Saturday morning that Trump was 72 hours into his diagnosis and indicated that he started treatment on an experimental antibody cocktail from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals 48 hours ago — which would have been Thursday morning. But Sean Conley, the president’s physician, also stated that there
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