Jul 22, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Kevin McCarthy will use WHOOP fitness trackers to monitor for COVID symptoms while campaigning

A whoop sensor

Photo: Caleb Smith

To get back on the campaign trail this summer and fall, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy has procured dozens of WHOOP fitness trackers — which monitor respiratory rate as a clue to COVID — for his political and fundraising staff in D.C. and across the country.

Why it matters: McCarthy, who represents Bakersfield and works closely with California's tech community, will wear a WHOOP sensor and band himself, harnessing wearables to help keep aides and supporters safe. 

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