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Unvaccinated and infected: politician from Alaska causes a stir in New York

Republican politician Sarah Palin has reportedly tested positive for Corona. Nevertheless, she visited a restaurant in New York several times.

New York – For the second time in a week, prominent Republican and Trump supporter Sarah Palin has caused a stir with a visit to a restaurant in the New York borough of Manhattan. The unvaccinated former governor of the US state of Alaska was first noticed on Saturday (January 22, 2022) inside the restaurant on the Upper East Side. Since December 27 of last year, New York has had the rule that only those who have been fully vaccinated are allowed access to indoor catering.

After the restaurant had already hit the headlines because of Palin’s first visit, the former candidate for the office of Vice President attracted attention again on Wednesday (01/26/2022) as a guest of the Italian restaurant – this time in the outdoor area. Particularly explosive, however: The 57-year-old had probably tested positive for the corona virus in the meantime. This is reported, among other things, by the Washington Post.

Republican Sarah Palin has Corona for the second time: vaccination “only over my dead body”

According to Palin, he had already been infected with the corona virus in March 2021 and complained about “bizarre symptoms” at the time, as the newspaper reported. Nevertheless, she then publicly stated that she was only vaccinated against Corona “over my dead body”. At the beginning of the week, her current infection became public knowledge because of this reason the start of a trial against the New York Times, which had accused Palin of defamation, had to be postponed. The judge had put on record that he had been informed about the positive corona test on Sunday.

The newspaper ran a 2017 editorial linking Palin’s 2011 campaign to an armed attack in Arizona that killed six and wounded 12. Palin, on the other hand, wants to take action in court after surviving the corona infection. According to the New York Times, the trial is expected to begin on February 3rd.

Corona positive in the restaurant: spokesman for Eric Adams calls on Palin to follow the rules

Meanwhile, the former governor is facing a lot of backlash over her refusal to go into isolation. A spokesman for New York Mayor Eric Adams issued a statement this week calling on Palin to “follow the rules like everyone else.” A spokesman for the city government advised people who had been in contact with Palin in the past few days to get tested.

The current corona rules in the USA stipulate that people who become infected with the corona virus go into domestic isolation for at least five days. In the US, the number of new infections is slowly falling again after a sharp increase due to the omicron wave. On several days in January, the country with the most corona cases and fatalities since the beginning of the pandemic registered over a million new corona cases. (ska)

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