Ben Carson Tests Positive For COVID

(Washington, DC) — U.S. Housing Secretary Ben Carson has tested positive for the coronavirus. Carson is a retired neurosurgeon who was at the White House during a packed election night rally in the East Room last week. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is also recovering from the coronavirus. Meantime, there have been reports that an unknown number of White House staffers have contracted the coronavirus, information that has not been confirmed by the Trump administration.

A statement from Carson’s office says the secretary is in good spirits and “feels fortunate to have access to effective therapeutics” that will hopefully “aid and markedly speed his recovery.”