The former Alaska governor dined at popular New York restaurant Elio’s on Saturday despite not being vaccinated, which restaurant management called a “mistake.”
“We just made a mistake,” Luca Guaitolini, the restaurant’s manager, told The New York Times, saying Palin “probably walked in and wandered off.”
“We’re trying to get to the bottom of it,” he said, noting that Palin had dinner with one of the restaurant’s longtime guests. The restaurant is now contacting diners to inform them of the potential exposure after Palin tested positive for COVID-19.
Palin has again tested positive for COVID-19, this time ahead of her libel suit against The New York Times, in which she will claim that the newspaper and its editor, James Bennett, defamed her in an article by opinion.
Palin tested positive after a rapid antigen test on Monday and “is of course not vaccinated,” according to U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff, who is presiding over the Manhattan defamation case, adding that Palin will be retested to determine “if the trial can continue”. the same day or will be delayed.
Palin refused to get a COVID-19 shot, saying she would get one ‘on my dead body’ and spouting lies that ‘natural immunity’ is better protection against the virus than just getting inoculate, claims that have been debunked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“We were led to believe that we wouldn’t have to get vaccinated. Well they’ve changed their tune and now those of us who’ve had Covid they’re telling us that even though we’ve had it and have natural immunity now we still have to get vaccinated,” a- she told a conservative audience during an appearance at a Turning Point USA conference in December, adding, “It will be on my dead body that I will have to get vaccinated. I won’t. »
Palin also encouraged the public to “stand up” and fight against vaccination mandates.
“You all have to look around and realize that you are stiffening your spine and taking these positions and that we know our rights, especially when it comes to having the government tell us what to inject into our own bodies. , realize that those around you – as you stiffen your spine – their spine will stiffen too,” she said at the time.