Thoughts n prayers

They are getting nervous.

The Trump administration is racing to contain an outbreak of Covid-19 inside the White House, as some senior officials believe that the disease is already spreading rapidly through the warren of cramped offices that make up the three floors of the West Wing.

The discovery of the two infected employees has prompted the White House to ramp up its procedures to combat the coronavirus, including daily tests for some senior staff, increased usage of masks and more rigorous screening of people entering the complex.

The concern about an outbreak of the virus at the White House — and the swift testing and contact tracing being done to contain it — underscores the broader challenge for Americans as Mr. Trump urges them to begin returning to their own workplaces despite warnings from public health officials that the virus continues to ravage communities across the country.

Well. Yes, but. People returning to their own workplaces is not the same as Trump staying in his. People are just people, while Trump is…you know. Above that level.

Mr. Trump himself continues to reject guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to wear a mask when meeting with groups of people. But a senior administration official said the president was spooked that his valet, who is among those who serve him food, had not been wearing a mask. And he was annoyed to learn that Ms. Miller tested positive and has been growing irritated with people who get too close to him, the official said.

President Trump in a meeting with senior military leaders on Saturday. He has rejected his own government’s guidance to wear a mask when meeting with groups of people.
President Trump in a meeting with senior military leaders on Saturday. He has rejected his own government’s guidance to wear a mask when meeting with groups of people.Credit…Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times

Masks are for the little people.

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