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WASHINGTON (LifeSiteNews) — White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced Sunday that she has tested positive for COVID-19, despite being “fully vaccinated” against the virus. 

The Biden Administration press secretary issued a statement Sunday evening noting that she had been exposed to COVID-19 earlier last week, and had therefore opted not to accompany President Joe Biden on his two-week trip to Europe. 

Psaki said she tested positive for the virus on Sunday. 

In her statement Psaki took care to add that the last time she was near Biden they were both socially-distanced and wearing masks, and said she decided to announce her positive test result “out of an abundance of transparency.” 

The press secretary’s announcement makes her the highest ranking official in the Biden White House to publicly reveal a positive COVID-19 test result, the Daily Wire noted. 

“On Wednesday, in coordination with senior leadership at the White House and the medical team, I made the decision not to travel on the foreign trip with the President due to a family emergency, which was members of my household testing positive for COVID-19,” the statement read. “Since then, I have quarantined and tested negative (via PCR) for COVID on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. However today, I tested positive for COVID.” 

“While I have not had close contact in person with the President or senior members of the White House staff since Wednesday – and tested negative for four days after the last contact – I am disclosing today’s positive test out of an abundance of transparency. I last saw the President on Tuesday, when we sat outside more than six-feet [sic] apart, and wore masks,” the press secretary continued. 

 

Psaki then expressed gratitude for having taken her experimental COVID-19 injection, attributing her “mild symptoms” to the shot. 

“Thanks to the vaccine, I have only experienced mild symptoms which has enabled me to continue working from home,” she said. “I will plan to return to work in person at the conclusion of the ten day quarantine following a negative rapid test, which is an additional White House requirement, beyond CDC guidance, taken out of an abundance of caution.” 

At least 80% of people are estimated to experience “mild symptoms” from COVID-19 even without a vaccine. 

Social media users and conservative commentators have been quick to point out that Psaki contracted the virus despite having been “fully vaccinated” and reportedly following CDC guidance regarding mask-wearing and social distancing. 

“Jen Psaki, who is vaccinated, has covid,” observed Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton. 

 

“White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, who has received two doses of the vaccine and is a devout mask wearer, revealed last night she had tested positive for COVID-19. Awkward!” remarked British social commentator Toby Young. 

 

CBS reported that Biden’s deputy press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, is accompanying the president in Psaki’s place on his trip to Europe to meet with world leaders and discuss climate change and COVID shots. 

Jean-Pierre told reporters Monday that Biden was tested for COVID on Sunday and returned a negative result. She clarified that the impetus to administer a test wasn’t due to Psaki’s positive diagnosis but because Biden was required to produce a negative test result to enter the U.K.  

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UPDATE 10/29/2021:

Joe Biden claims Pope Francis said he should continue receiving Holy Communion, despite the president's radical, anti-Catholic support for abortion. Biden asserted that the pontiff “was happy I’m a good Catholic,” and that the president should “keep receiving Communion.”

Please SIGN this urgent petition to Pope Francis urging him to clarify what he told Biden at his private audience in Rome. Biden should be facing formal excommunication because of his public and obstinate promotion of abortion, but instead we have the perverse situation in which he claims to have the blessing of the pope to sacrilegiously receive Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist. Pope Francis must clarify what exactly was said in order to avoid scandal and being complicit in such grave sin. If Joe Biden wishes to return to communion with the Church he must immediately and publicly stop and repent from his active support of the culture of death.

To ensure that this petition reaches Pope Francis, it will also be CC'ed to the Papal Nuncio of the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, as well as to the Chairman of the Pro-Life Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Joseph Naumann.

Indeed, Joe Biden recently proposed a budget which would eliminate the Hyde Amendment, potentially allowing billions of taxpayer dollars to go to the funding of abortion domestically.

So, it is now an indisputable fact that Joe Biden, himself, is forcing abortion on the American public as well as around the world (e.g., Biden's executive order abolishing the Mexico City Policy).

However, since we know that the Church prioritizes abortion as the "pre-eminent" moral issue, and also how the pope has recently reiterated the teaching that abortion is "homicide," we ask the Pope to ensure that Biden's scandalous claim be clarified and his support for abortion be condemned.

This is the prime opportunity for the pope to make it crystal clear to Biden: Promoting abortion is absolutely and utterly incompatible with being in communion with the Church, and that those politicians who publicly and obstinately support abortion effectively put themselves outside communion with the Church, but also merit formal excommunication.

Joe Biden's active and concentrated promotion of abortion since he took office only 9 months ago is a grave scandal to the faithful of the United States, and to Catholics everywhere.

But, perhaps even more scandalous is the USCCB's decision not to directly and publicly address how Biden's radical, public promotion of abortion affects his standing in the Church.

The silence from our American shepherds is deafening.

Therefore, Pope Francis must now intervene to protect both the Holy Eucharist and our preborn brothers and sisters from death, to protect authentic Church teaching from deceitful "Catholics" like Joe Biden, and to protect the faithful from the grievous scandal caused by Biden's claims, action and the intolerable dithering and "dialoging" engaged in by the USCCB.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

'Biden will meet with Pope Francis to discuss ‘human dignity,’ but abortion left off agenda'

'Biden restores foreign aid to abortion by repealing Mexico City Policy'

'Removing the Hyde Amendment in Biden’s proposed budget will set a precedent'

ORIGINAL PETITION:

Joe Biden is scheduled to meet Pope Francis in Rome in a rapidly approaching audience on October 29th.

Please SIGN this urgent petition to Pope Francis urging him to tell Biden that he will face formal excommunication because of his public and obstinate promotion of abortion, and that if he wishes to return to communion with the Church he must immediately and publicly stop and repent from his active support of the culture of death.

To ensure that this petition reaches Pope Francis, it will also be CC'ed to the Papal Nuncio of the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, as well as to the Chairman of the Pro-Life Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Joseph Naumann.

Indeed, Joe Biden recently proposed a budget which would eliminate the Hyde Amendment, potentially allowing billions of taxpayer dollars to go to the funding of abortion domestically.

So, it is now an indisputable fact that Joe Biden, himself, is forcing abortion on the American public as well as around the world (e.g., Biden's executive order abolishing the Mexico City Policy).

But, reports suggest that the pope and Biden are only supposed to speak about COVID and climate change...

However, since we know that the Church prioritizes abortion as the "pre-eminent" moral issue, and also how the pope has recently reiterated the teaching that abortion is "homicide," we ask the Pope to ensure that Biden's scandalous support of abortion become the central focus of their meeting.

This is the prime opportunity for the pope to make it crystal clear to Biden: Promoting abortion is absolutely and utterly incompatible with being in communion with the Church, and that those politicians who publicly and obstinately support abortion effectively put themselves outside communion with the Church, but also merit formal excommunication.

Joe Biden's active and concentrated promotion of abortion since he took office only 9 months ago is a grave scandal to the faithful of the United States, and to Catholics everywhere.

But, perhaps even more scandalous is the USCCB's decision not to directly and publicly address how Biden's radical, public promotion of abortion affects his standing in the Church.

The silence from our American shepherds is deafening.

Therefore, Pope Francis must now intervene to protect our preborn brothers and sisters from death, to protect authentic Church teaching from deceitful "Catholics" like Joe Biden, and to protect the faithful from the grievous scandal caused by Biden's action and the intolerable dithering and "dialoging" engaged in by the USCCB.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

'Biden will meet with Pope Francis to discuss ‘human dignity,’ but abortion left off agenda' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/biden-will-meet-with-pope-francis-to-discuss-human-dignity-abortion-left-off-agenda/

'Biden restores foreign aid to abortion by repealing Mexico City Policy' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/biden-restores-foreign-aid-to-abortion-with-repeal-of-mexico-city-policy/

'Removing the Hyde Amendment in Biden’s proposed budget will set a precedent' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/removing-the-hyde-amendment-in-bidens-proposed-budget-will-set-a-precedent/

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Biden reportedly received the double-dose mRNA Pfizer jabs in December and January, and a booster shot on September 27.  

News of Psaki’s positive diagnosis comes after “fully vaccinated” Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tested positive for the virus two weeks ago, just days after he attended an event with Biden where they were seen standing in close proximity without wearing masks. 

Last month, “fully-vaccinated” former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, 84, died of alleged “complications from COVID-19” while also battling cancer. 

Reported breakthrough cases of COVID-19 among high-profile individuals, including Psaki, have reignited debate about the effectiveness of the jabs.  

Psaki’s reported positive case comes amid mounting data suggesting the shots are not as effective in preventing transmission, serious symptoms, or even death attributable to the coronavirus as originally reported. 

In August, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky admitted that the injections don’t stop transmission of the virus. 

According to Reuters, the Pfizer-BioNTech shots have suffered a steep decline in efficacy over the span of 6 months, falling from 88% to 47%. 

CBS reported the effectiveness of the Pfizer and Moderna jabs in nursing homes dropped to 53.1% over the summer. 

Likewise, although Johnson and Johnson initially reported its single-shot injection had roughly 75% efficacy, “real world data” has indicated the efficacy is nearer 50-60%. 

It is unclear what percentage of “fully vaccinated” people have contracted breakthrough cases. In May, the CDC stopped counting breakthrough cases unless they resulted in hospitalization or death. 

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