The VP Debate was on October 7th. I believed, at the time, that Mike Pence was likely in the throes of coronavirus, or perhaps getting over it. He had pinkeye or some kind of crazy bloodshot eye situation, he sounded sort of hoarse and a fly clearly thought he was deathly. That also would have come about a week and a half after the White House superspreader event on September 26th. I bring up this timeline because there seems to be another big White House coronavirus outbreak, this time centered around Mother’s Husband.
At least five people in Vice President Mike Pence’s orbit have tested positive for coronavirus in recent days, including chief of staff Marc Short, close aide Zach Bauer and outside adviser Marty Obst, sources told CNN.
There are concerns that more people within Pence’s inner circle will test positive in the coming days, a source said. “They’re scared,” the source said of staffers in the vice president’s office.
Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence each tested negative for coronavirus on Sunday, a White House official said. Despite contact with multiple people who recently tested positive, Mike Pence is refusing to quarantine in defiance of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
Pence’s office announced Saturday evening that Short had been diagnosed with Covid-19. Sources told CNN that Obst, who is a senior political adviser to Pence but is not a government employee, and at least three staffers in Pence’s office have also tested positive for the virus.
Bauer, one of the staffers who tested positive, according to two sources familiar with the matter, is Pence’s “body man,” meaning his job is to accompany Pence throughout the day and night helping him with a wide range of duties, putting him in close proximity to the vice president. A source familiar with the matter told CNN that Bauer has not been in the office since Tuesday, when he went home to quarantine after coming into contact with Obst. Bauer tested positive Saturday.
Yeah, I’m not worried about these people infecting Mother Pence or her Husband, my concern is that Mother’s Husband was actually the Patient Zero for this new outbreak. I mean, that’s what makes more sense, right? That Pence had it and infected everyone close to him in his office, as opposed to everyone in his office magically contracting the virus around the same time and yet Pence is testing negative? It would also explain why Pence is refusing to quarantine – because he already had it, he already infected his staffers and God knows who else, and now he thinks he’s “immune.”
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