Responding to weak reporting Vice President Pence’s office has denied claims that he came into contact with a student who was later quarantined for the coronavirus.
According to The Hill:
Vice President Mike Pence’s office said he did not have contact with a Florida student who was later quarantined for the coronavirus while visiting the student’s school, Bloomberg News reported.
The vice president on Friday reportedly shook hands with the male student’s classmates at Sarasota Military Academy. The student was later quarantined along with his mother, who came in contact with a patient who tested positive for coronavirus “in her professional role” at Sarasota Doctors Hospital, according to the school’s Facebook post.
Both were put in quarantine “as a precautionary measure.”
Katie Miller, a spokeswoman for Pence, confirmed the vice president “did not meet or come into contact at all with this student.”
The disinformation about the virus has become rampant in the media and this is just another example of loose reporting on the topic.
President Trump appointed Vice President Pence as the coronavirus czar who will lead the task force to combat it.\
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