It would appear that the last place somebody is safe from COVID-19 is the White House, but thankfully the people there now, unlike the previous occupants, are on top of the situation and taking precautions. Here’s Jen Psaki’s statement issued Sunday afternoon.
Lots of warm and fuzzy feelings from us here at PZ, Jen.
At least people in the Biden administration are sane enough to get vaccinated or Jen Psaki could find herself in the situation a lot of women do, of looking at leaving their children motherless. With the vaccine, she is probably just looking at light symptoms.
The tragedy of COVID-19 is not the virus itself and what it can do. As debilitating as it is, that’s the least of it. Rather, it is the disinformation and sheer reckless stupidity with which the right-wing has reacted and turned a global pandemic into a badge of tribal identity that is the true killer virus. That is what is causing so much needless suffering and so many deaths.
On a personal note, I really admire Jen Psaki. She’s one of those rare people you occasionally see in life who radiates a certain tranquil beauty derived from the fact that she’s got her act so together. She’s not only a hyper-informed communications professional, she’s acutely attuned to the culture war and she handles herself more admirably than 90% of Congress. That says a lot about them and it says a lot about her.
If you compare the Biden administration to a TV show, (and I’m sooo tired of comparing a presidential administration to a TV show, obviously) but this is applicable, Jen Psaki clearly is the break out star of the season. Biden, or whomever made the decision to hire her, made a great choice.
God speed, Ms. Psaki.