White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was baffled during Friday’s White House press briefing by a question from Newsmax over testing for the Delta strain of the coronavirus.
“Karine, how do you test that is the Delta variant, that Covid is the Delta variant,” shouted Newsmax White House correspondent Emerald Robinson amid technical difficulties with the sound of the weekly “Fun Friday Zoom,” where a reporter asks the White House briefer by video.
A puzzled Jean-Pierre replied, “I don’t understand the question.”
Robinson sought to clarify, “How do you test when that is the dominant strain in the area when people just test whether they’re Covid positive.”
“We don’t test it,” responded Jean-Pierre. “We listen to public health and scientists