You can’t be diagnosed as “presumed.”
“In the wee hours of Sunday morning, I began to feel under the weather,” Velazquez said in a statement. “I developed the abrupt onset of muscle aches, fevers, nasal congestion, and stomach upset. I noticed that I could no longer smell my perfume or taste my food. After speaking with The Attending Physician by phone, I was diagnosed with presumed coronavirus infection.”
She didn’t take a test and may or may not have it. There is no “presumed” when it’s influenza season.
While she monitors her symptoms at home, it is worth mentioning that she was with Nancy Pelosi and other Dems recently. Nancy is 80 and is in the high-risk category although she appears to be in good health except for the obvious slowing of her mental faculties.
Photos from the signing ceremony show her standing behind Pelosi, D-Calif., at the bill signing and later chatting in close quarters with Pelosi and Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.
Her doctor said her contact is low risk.
She might not even have it.
Reps. Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., Mike Kelly, R-Pa., and Ben McAdams, D-Utah, have all tested positive for the virus. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has also tested positive for COVID-19.
Democrats are angry they had to go back to D.C. for the vote on the $2 trillion rescue package to make it constitutional. They did so at Rep. Massie’s insistence. Massie is a Republican.