This morning we’re seeing all kinds of Trump-Virus news:
Marc Short, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, tested positive for the coronavirus Saturday and is quarantining, according to a White House statement.
One of Vice President Mike Pence’s closest political advisers, Marty Obst, tested positive for coronavirus infection this week, adding to the number of cases in and around the White House.
I can only conclude that Pence is a vector. Also: he plans to continue travelling for the campaign, so he’s a monster who knows what he is doing, and doesn’t care.
But in serious news, The AP tells us:
“Data published by Johns Hopkins University shows that 83,718 new cases in the U.S. were reported Saturday, nearly matching the 83,757 infections reported Friday. Before that, the most cases reported in the United States on a single day had been 77,362 on July 16.”
We are well on our way to the 100K cases a day. The shocking Friday numbers were not an outlier.
You guys already know the protocols:
- If you must leave your house, wear a clean mask.
- Don’t touch your mask while wearing it (except the straps)
- Keep at LEAST 6 feet away from others with whom you are not sheltering-in-place (And I don’t care if they are the nicest people in the world or members of your family)
- No group events inside, and outside less than 10 persons
- Wash your hands frequently