Republican Chairwoman, Coronavirus Denier Now Being Tested For Infection

By Ros Krasny
(Bloomberg) — Ronna Romney McDaniel, chairwoman of the
Republican National Committee, has been tested for the Covid-19
virus after experiencing fever and flu-like symptoms.
“She went to her local hospital in Michigan for treatment,”
RNC communications director Michael Ahrens said in a statement
posted on Twitter.
After flu and strep tests came back negative, McDaniel’s
doctor determined that a test for the novel coronavirus was
necessary, Ahrens said. An update will be provided when test
results are available, he said.
In the meantime, McDaniel and her family are self-
quarantining at home.
“We are contacting everyone the chairwoman remembers coming
into contact with in recent days,” Ahrens said.
McDaniel has been a coronavirus skeptic, blaming Democrats
for attempting to spread panic and undermine President Donald
“Unfortunately, Democrats are using this as an opportunity
to sow division and scare the American people,” she said this
week on the Fox Nation show “Reality Check with David Webb.”

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