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General News    H3'ed 11/15/20

130 Secret Service officers have COVID-19 or are quarantining

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Business Insider: More than 130 Secret Service officers assigned to the White House and Pres. Trump's travels have recently tested positive for COVID-19 or are quarantining because they might have been exposed to the virus...sources said that the outbreak might be connected to the president's campaign stops before Election Day. Trump traveled to several states to hold rallies, where many people did not take measures to help curb virus transmission, such as wearing masks and social distancing. The number represents about 10% of the 1,300 Secret Service officers who work for the White House and the vice president's residence and provide security during presidential trips and official events, The Post reported. "That does not bode well for White House security."

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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