Reporter Who Works For Chinese Gov't-Controlled Media Denied Access to WH Briefing Because He Had Fever

Vice President Mike Pence, joined by members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, speaks to reporters Friday, March 6, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)

The White House was taking the temperatures of reporters entering the press briefing today by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

That’s probably a smart idea to limit any possible exposure to them.

In the process, they picked up one person who they didn’t recognize who had a fever. The man was tested three times over a period of fifteen minutes and was over 100 each time.

It’s not just “Chinese owned,” it’s Chinese government controlled.

What is he even doing there at all, let alone with a fever?

CGTN claimed that he was running to make the briefing and that’s why he registered higher.

So, forgive me if I don’t take that on face value. If they took it after 15 minutes, it should have come down. Even if his story is correct and varying from 100 to 96.5, that might be indicative of a problem.

Small throwback to what CGTN was encouraging Italians to do in early February.

That was February 4. Italy is now the leading infected area in Europe.