Attorney General William Barr proved the negative coronavirus virus on Wednesday after meeting with a spokesman for the Republic of Texas, Louie Gohmert, who said he had previously positively assessed the disease.
Because Gohmert and Barr were close when the Attorney General went to a meeting of the Capitol Court Judges Committee on Tuesday, Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said he would be tested for coronavirus.
A video posted by a Hill journalist shows the duo, none of them wearing masks, walking in the Capitol building during the interrogation.
But the attorney general may need to take more tests because such a short time has passed since his meeting with the congressman.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), tests can be negative if they are given too soon after they get the disease.
“You can get a negative test if the sample was taken early in the infection and then during the disease, the test will be positive,”; the CDC said on its coronavir information website.
There are also false negatives or false positives according to the CDC guidelines for the interpretation of COVID-19 test results.
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Gohmert had to fly to Texas with President Trump and had to miss a trip because of the diagnosis, sources told Fox News.
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In a video posted on his Twitter account, the congressman said he was “asymptomatic” and that he was positive in a “quick test” during which he was screened on his way to the White House and again after a more detailed swab test.
“Reports of my death are premature,” he joked.