COVID-19 Reaches to The White House

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Day 46 – Stay Home Order Eased

The director of CDC Dr Robert Redfield & Dr Anthony Fauci are reported be self-quarantine after White House Staffs tested positive.

On past Thursday it was reported that a member of the military serving as one of Trump’s valets had also tested positive for Covid-19. The next day, it was reported that Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary had tested positive for the coronavirus. A headline news in to-days Guardian reads “Anthony Fauci and two other White House Covid-19 taskforce members to self-quarantine“.

The Washington Post headline reads “White House aides rattled after positive coronavirus tests and officials send mixed messages on how to respond“. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn and other senior government officials said to the Post reporters that they are self-quarantining or teleworking for two weeks after exposure to a coronavirus case at the White House.

Everyone is Nervous

According to the CNN reporting, everyone in the West Wing of the White House appears to be genuinely nervous. Contact tracing was performed inside the White House after Katie Miller’s positive test and all of the people who she was in touch with, including her husband, tested negative writes the CNN quoting a senior White house staff.

The news raises questions about the legitimacy of the White House’s own narrative about its ability to keep Americans safe, while highlighting the potential havoc the coronavirus could wreak on our government and national security.

Samantha Vinograd (source: CNN)

The CNN writes that ‘strong precautions are being taken at the White House to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the wake of Miller’s positive test. The note (White House) mostly discussed maintaining maximum telework for staff, reporting travel and monitoring one’s own symptoms. An office building near the White House where many staffers work, will receive heightened levels of cleaning.

Global Pandemic Tally

According to Johns Hopkins University, there are now 4.02 million confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus around the world with at least 279,303 death toll globally.

Coronavirus Watch

According to the MDH latest tally (as of May 9, 11 a.m.) the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota are 10,790 (out of 106,263 tested) with 558 deaths. According to Johns Hopkins database (as of May 9, 12:30 p.m.) there are 1,297,549 confirmed covid19 infection with 77,744 deaths. Globally the covid19 virus has infected 3,991,010 with 276,815 deaths.