November 24. According to US media reports, the White House will host a number of large parties to celebrate the holiday in the next few weeks. However, as the United States is facing a surge in confirmed cases and continued infections within the White House, the Secretary of Public Health Jerome Adams said that such a gathering may trigger a super-spread incident.
According to CNN and NBC reports on the 23rd, Adams was asked in a program that day that when the CDC advised people to stay at home and avoid gatherings, how did the White House explain Big party coming soon.
However, Adams, who was a member of the White House pandemic response team, did not criticize the White House’s actions in the first response. Instead, he said that the US pandemic was at a “critical moment” and then talked about the good news about vaccines.
After repeated questioning by the host, Adams finally “relaxed”: “I hope everyone understands that these holiday celebrations may become super-spreading events…Let’s take a look at the CDC’s advice, which applies to the White House and the American people. , Is for everyone.”
According to reports, party invitations issued by the White House have successively arrived on Capitol Hill and have also been delivered to Republican supporters. According to a source, these invitations have not changed from previous years, and there is no mention of protection against the pandemic. It is understood that the president’s wife Melania has already confirmed the selection of guests, and there will be many events at the White House in mid-December.
CNN pointed out that this is another example of the White House ignoring the government’s own anti-pandemic recommendations.
NBC also stated that health officials within the US government have repeatedly opposed large-scale indoor gatherings. In addition to the nomination ceremony for the justices at the end of September, which was called the “White House Super Spread Incident,” many officials and employees, including White House Chief of Staff Meadows, were also infected.
Hundreds of people in the Secret Service have been quarantined. At the same time, U.S. media said that the U.S. people’s compliance with the pandemic prevention recommendations is far from enough. On the 23rd, federal transportation officials said that the number of passengers that day reached a new high since March.