Jen Psaki has been rumored to have undergone a significant weight loss following the diagnosis of coronavirus for the second time in five months. People believe that weight loss is the effect of Covid-19, which is proving fatal for her. Jen Psaki has not addressed these rumors. She had previously updated her health conditions saying that she was experiencing only mild symptoms. There have also been reports that she might be soon quitting her job at the White House and heading to MSNBC.
Jen Psaki is an American political advisor who is serving as the 34th and current White House press secretary under the Biden presidency. She used to work as a political contributor for CNN from 2017 to 2020. Prior to that as well, she was involved in politics.
As a member of the Democratic Party, she served in the Obama administration as the White House deputy press secretary in 2009, and as the White House deputy communications director from 2009 to 2011.
Jen Psaki also took the office of the spokesperson for the United States Department of State from 2013 to 2015, and the White House communications director from 2015 to 2017.
Jen Psaki's Weight Loss: Is It Down to COVID-19?
Though Jen Psaki herself, the White House, and MSNBC have declined to comment on the matter, there have been rumors that though Psaki has not officially signed a contract with the cable news network, the talks are going on in the advanced stages.
Axios previously reported that Jen Psaki will be hosting a show for NBC's streaming platform Peacock and she will also appear on MSNBC's shows. She has served as press secretary since President Joe Biden first took office in January 2021.
This news comes shortly after the news broke out that Jen Psaki has tested positive for Covid-19 on March 22 for the second time in five months just prior to President Joe Biden's diplomatic trip to Europe and will not be accompanying him for meetings in Brussels and Poland this week.
This second-time coronavirus diagnosis coupled with the news of her departure has called into curiosity about her future plans in the face of her health condition.
Though Jen Psaki has said that she has experienced only mild symptoms which is thanks to the vaccine and that she will work from home and plan to return to work in person at the conclusion of a five-day isolation period and a negative test in alignment with White House Covid-19 protocols, people are not satisfied to hear that. Not now that discussions about her weight loss are making a major buzz.
There are many rumors surfacing that Jen Psaki has undergone a significant weight loss as a result of Covid-19. There are many people who believe that coronavirus must be taking an almost near-fatal toll on Jen going by her unhealthy and drastic weight loss that they have just heard of.
Since Jen has not made a public appearance following her diagnosis, people are more inclined on thinking that her weight loss after Covid-19 in such a short period of time is scarier because of it.
While Jen Psaki herself did not mention the fluctuations in her weight that are supposedly the effects of coronavirus when she talked about her health - she merely said that she has been experiencing mild symptoms only, these rumors floating around in the light of information from the subject of gossip herself seems to have been because some person just baselessly theorized that Jen has undergone a severe weight loss, which held on strong because of the lack of public appearance and just ran amok with it, which is why it's trending.
Or the rumors could have been spread knowingly to suppress the seemingly premature news of Jen Psaki's departure from the White House as a secretary and joining MSNBC. All parties involved in the news straight-up declined to comment. Nobody just straight-up confirmed or denied the news.
This whole crazy weight-loss rumors out of nowhere (she has never been known to have weight issues and there was no such news around the time when she first got Covid-19) and then subsequent failure to address the health concerns of the public and political figure who happens to be the White House press secretary by herself and anyone concerned seems to make this weight loss rumors look like a ploy to divert public's attention from the news that leaked of her leaving the White House.
If the rumors are to be believed, Jen Psaki initially- before she tested positive for the coronavirus, weighed about 59 kg (130 lbs) and now she has dropped about 9 kgs in less than two weeks.
However, these rumors seem baseless and an act of deliberation or something that got too much wind for nothing, so best not to believe the rumors unit Jen Psaki herself comes forward and confirms the rumors.