The coronavirus-infected Conservative Political Action Conference attendee who led to several lawmakers being quarantined has been identified as an NYU Langone doctor, according to a report.
Dr. Alan W. Berger Sr., 55, a clinical instructor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been identified as the infected patient from the widely attended CPAC conference, the Washington Examiner reported, citing multiple sources.
Conference organizers didn’t name Berger, but said the attendee was asymptomatic at the gathering from Feb. 26 to Feb. 29 in National Harbor, Maryland.
He later reached out to organizers and said he tested positive and may have been contagious at the annual event, which hosted President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, according to the report.
“I think he was there most of the time, and the patient did not, I would say this, he didn’t spend a lot of time going all over the conference,” chairman Matt Schlapp said on “Fox and Friends Weekend.”
Schlapp said he interacted with the infected attendee and also shook hands with Trump, who the White House said had no contact with any confirmed patients and remains in “excellent health.”
The man’s case prompted several lawmakers, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), to self-quarantine.
Gaetz has since tested negative for the virus.
Berger, who is currently hospitalized in New Jersey, did not respond to a request for comment, the Washington Examiner reported.
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