Ivanka Trump at risk after meeting with Australian official who tested positive for virus
The Australian minister for home affairs, Peter Dutton, met recently with Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's daughter and senior advisor, and U.S. Attorney General William Barr.
On Friday, he confirmed he has tested positive for the new coronavirus.
Here is his full statement:
"This morning I woke up with a temperature and sore throat. I immediately contacted the Queensland Department of Health and was subsequently tested for COVID-19. I was advised by Queensland Health this afternoon that the test had returned positive.
It is the policy of Queensland Health that anyone who tests positive is to be admitted to the hospital and I have complied with their advice.
I feel fine and will provide an update in due course."
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Ivanka's husband, Jared Kushner, is relying on Facebook group research in the meantime.
“If you were in charge of Federal response to the Pandemic what would your recommendation be. Please only serious responses. I have direct channel to person now in charge at White House.” Kurt Kloss wrote in his post, addressed to other doctors on Facebook.
Kloss told the group that he was asked to give recommendations to the White House and he thought the best thing would be to ask a bunch of Emergency Room doctors on social media.
“Tonight I was asked by Jared through my son-in-law for my recommendations, that’s when I turned to you my fellow BAFERD’s for help,” he wrote using a nickname for Bad Ass F*cking Emergency Room Doctors. “Between patients tonight I have reviewed your responses and will summarize what I am sending to Jared for your PEER review before I send it.”
“Jared is reading now,” Kloss followed up later.
This shows precisely how Trump's team is scrambling to address the coronavirus.
On Thursday, a Brazilian official who tested positive met personally with President Trump and Vice President Pence. Trump said he wasn't concerned, but Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro decided to self-quarantine.