Enough Concealer for Two Faces

What the POTUS is pretending:

  • To look strong or invincible
  • Not to be that worried about contracting COVID-19

What he’s actually doing:

  • Requiring that White House staff be frequently tested
  • Relying on workplace contact tracing to control community spread when people like Katie Miller (Mike Pence’s press secretary) test positive
  • Encouraging staff to telework if at all possible and wear masks in the White House when unable to socially distance
  • Failing to model wearing masks that can protect others, including when meeting World War II veterans
  • Promoting armed protests against lockdowns and reopening states with limited testing and minimal contact tracing capacity
  • Forcing governors to take charge of testing and PPE acquisition in order to control community spread and reopen economies responsibly
  • Saying things that contradict his own experts’ statements about who can get tested and the likelihood of the virus “vanishing” without a vaccine

What might actually help:

  • Wearing a mask to model community health-promoting behaviors for all citizens
  • Providing accurate information to mitigate risk as distancing measures ease
  • Finding a competent manager to assist states in surging tests and using contact tracing around the country (hint: not his son-in-law)

Non-profit founder, musician, coach, X-C skier/CrossFitter, artist, concerned citizen, mammal (not necessarily in that order). See https://weems.works for more.

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Tyson Victor Weems

Tyson Victor Weems

Non-profit founder, musician, coach, X-C skier/CrossFitter, artist, concerned citizen, mammal (not necessarily in that order). See https://weems.works for more.

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