Posted by James Romoser on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 9:17 pm
Some Supreme Court justices, including Chief Justice John Roberts (John Roberts), have received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine. The court said that all nine justices have made plans for adequate vaccination.
Court spokesman Kathy Arberg declined to say how many judges (or judges) have yet to accept the two charges. However, she confirmed that Roberts was one of “some” justices who had received two injections of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, which required two injections three weeks apart.Roberts received two doses of news First reported by CNN’s Joan Biskupic.
“Vaccination schedules have been arranged for all judges and they are being vaccinated,” Arberg wrote in an email to SCOTUSblog.
In mid-December, under a plan to maintain the functions of the federal government, the attending physician in the Capitol received a dose of the vaccine to manage Congress leaders and Supreme Court justices.
It is not clear when the exact vaccine will be available to the nine judges.Vice President Mike Pence, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell All received the first dose on December 18.President-elect Biden received his first dose on December 21 and Receive second dose on Monday, Just three weeks after he took the first medication.
Judges usually remain silent on medical issues, and the coronavirus is no exception. For example, the court declined to disclose the frequency of virus testing of justices (five of them 65 years of age or older). Arberg declined to answer questions about why none of the judges received two vaccines at the same time.
Arberg said no current judge has tested positive for COVID-19.Last fall, when Amy Coney Barrett (Amy Coney Barrett) was nominated for court, the Washington Post reported that Barrett Contracted COVID in the summer – Months before nomination and final confirmation.
During the pandemic, the justices conducted oral arguments over the phone, mostly in private. Traditionally, the Chief Justice presided over the presidential oath at the inauguration ceremony, but has not announced whether Roberts will be sworn in at Biden’s inauguration next Wednesday.
Roberts may also have to preside over the Senate trial of President Donald Trump, who was impeached by the President’s House of Representatives for the second time on Wednesday.
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The judicial personnel are in the process of “obtaining” the COVID vaccine.Some have received two doses,
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