1/ Covid () Chronicles, Day 205 It’s hard to believe that we first learned of Trump’s Covid diagnosis exactly one week ago . Here are a bunch of hot takes on today’s issues, which continue to move at hyper-speed.
NYT: “Even if Mr. Trump, 74, remains asymptomatic, he will have to withdraw from the campaign trail & stay isolated in the WH for an unknown period of time. If he becomes sick, it could raise questions about whether he should remain on the ballot at all.”
Despite our differences, I wish the President and First Lady a speedy recovery. Every person is different, and I have not examined the President. But what do we know based on public info and the public health data about what Trump is facing? 1/
"There was no immediate word on how far the infection may have spread among senior White House officials, who generally do not wear masks in deference to the president’s disdain for them."via
The NYT delivers an understated but devastating series of juxtapositions here:
“I don’t wear masks like him,” the president said, his voice dripping with derision. “Every time you see him, he’s got a mask.”
“White House officials generally do not wear masks in deference to the president’s disdain for them.”
"There was no immediate word on how far the infection may have spread among senior White House officials, who generally do not wear masks in deference to the president’s disdain for them."
Nobody is immune from #COVID19. President Trump tests positive but will continue carrying out his duties while recovering. #ItsAllAboutGovernance #DRRday
Trump Tests Positive for the Coronavirus Bless. The hydroxychloroquine and disinfectant combo must have worn off.
“There was no immediate word on how far the infection may have spread among senior White House officials, who generally do not wear masks in deference to the president’s disdain for them.” Via ⁦⁩ ⁦
Trump mocked Biden #Debate2020 being careful w #Masks and #SocialDistancing at his speeches Trumps irresponsibility toward - Americans - presidency - our global standing now manifested in his #Coronavirus infection #Election2020  #FAM46 #Florida
Um - this also means he could’ve infected Biden.
Quite a phrase: “...there was no immediate word on how far the infection may have spread among senior White House officials, who generally do not wear masks in deference to the president’s disdain for them.”
Donald and Melania Trump Test Positive for #Coronavirus. President’s result comes after months of playing down severity of outbreak that has killed 200,000+ in U.S.🇺🇸 and hours after insisting “the end of the pandemic is in sight” via #Covid19
Donald and Melania Trump have tested positive for #COVID19 mere hours after he insisting that “the end of the pandemic is in sight.”
“Herman Cain, a former Republican presidential candidate and political ally of Mr. Trump’s, died of the #COVID19 in July after attending the president’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla., where Mr. Cain, like many in the arena, was seen not wearing a mask.”
“Trump, who for months has played down the seriousness of the virus and hours earlier on Thursday night told an audience that “the end of the pandemic is in sight,” will quarantine in the White House for an unspecified period of time.”
That's what happens when you keep ignoring reality. It bites you in the ass. Unfortunately, he's like to recover. Because, unlike most Americans, he has excellent health care.
Just days after saying he wore a mask when he needed to, after his family refused Cleveland Clinic requests to wear masks, after saying the pandemic was almost over, Trump and others in his family Test Positive for the Coronavirus
Trump Tests Positive for the Coronavirus
Breaking news via #COVID19
I hope Trump didn’t pass it to !
Trump Tests Positive for the Coronavirus - The New York Times
Looking forward to the transparent contact tracing results being released.
Wow...speechless. Please wear masks everyone. Protect others and yourselves. Protect my patients.
In terms of #OctoberSurprises, this one's a doozy. #TrumpCovid Trump Tests Positive for the Coronavirus
‘[A]ides were still in a state of shock as they absorbed the news, & there was no immediate word on how far the infection may have spread among senior White House officials, who generally do not wear masks in deference to the president’s disdain for them’
“But the aides were still in a state of shock as they absorbed the news...” Shock? He almost never wore a mask or socially distanced. Some hoax, eh?
Trump tests positive for the Coronavirus
Trump Tests Positive for the Coronavirus Memo to self: never gloat at another's misfortune.
Well, I guess we have the verdict on Trump's handling of the COVID crisis. May very well have sealed Biden's win, too.
No one should take comfort re #POTUS infection w/ #COVID19. We should note that with even stringent precautions we are all vulnerable to #coronavirus. We pray for his recovery & increased awareness for our nation. via
Trump Tests Positive for the Coronavirus
A good read, especially on the political implications
How far apart were Biden and Trump standing during the debate?
But, but it’s a hoax, it’s fake news, a mask is stupid. I know! Maybe swallow some bleach! I hear it’s cure! via
Life imitating art?