The new week began on a somewhat inauspicious note, and in that regard, I suppose it's déjà vu all over again.
It feels like every week begins with trepidation, probably because we're living through a modern day depression brought about by what Donald Trump this month described as "a great and powerful plague".
That "plague" is now spreading through the West Wing. According to at least one source who spoke to Jennifer Jacobs, Mike Pence has joined Tony Fauci, Robert Redfield and Stephen Hahn in self-isolation as the fallout from Katie Miller's positive test continues. Miller - who is, of course, married to Stephen Miller and serves as the spokeswoman for the coronavirus task force - was the second person close to the president and vice president to test positive in the space of a week. Trump's valet also has the virus. Pence tested negative as late as Sunday, and it should be noted there was some ambiguity about his plans.
Assuming Pence does eventually decide to take precautionary measures, it would mean that the vice president, the head of the CDC, the FDA chief and Fauci are all operating under virus protocol of some kind. As far as anyone knows, Trump is still refusing t
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