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Abby Zimet: What would Jesus do? (Not this)

Leading as ever by invaluable example, Mike Pence declined to wear a mask Tuesday as he toured Minnesota’s renowned Mayo Clinic. He did this though the CDC’s guidelines urge Americans to wear a mask in public to minimize the spread of COVID-19, and in accordance with those guidelines the Clinic has a policy that all patients and visitors must wear masks, and the VP was told of the policy according to a tweet the Clinic posted and then deleted – leading some critics to argue maybe it’s time for them to grow a backbone – and Pence was surrounded by up to 10 doctors, workers and patients who all wore masks and/or protective equipment, and whom he may have endangered by his ignorance, arrogance, stupidity, belief in sweet Jesus or boot-licking devotion to his idiot, lying, real-men-don’t-wear-masks mob boss. 

Pence also attended a press conference with health care experts where he was again the only person not wearing protection. He later defended his actions by saying he gets regularly tested – he’s evidently never heard of false negatives or changes in results – and he wanted to speak to healthcare workers and “look them in the eye.” This obviously makes no sense – even the Lone Ranger managed it – but still we’re reassured by Pence’s clarity on the pandemic. Also by Trump’s surreal remark that “so much unnecessary death in this country…could have been stopped,” but “somebody a long time ago, it seems, decided not to do it that way.” Huh. We now have over a million cases, and more than 58,000 deaths. Way to go leadershipping, guys.

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One of these things is not like the other

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First published in CommonDreams.

3 comments on “Abby Zimet: What would Jesus do? (Not this)

  1. Tom Reilly
    July 10, 2020

    “Set the example” was a standard the military set for us. I’d love to see either Trump or Pence in uniform–for about fifteen minutes.–Tom Reilly

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  2. Barbara Huntington
    April 30, 2020

    Right on as usual, Abby!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Bradleigh Weiss
    April 30, 2020

    The Lone Ranger and Zorro had an intimate relationship over the course of several years, yet ALWAYS wore their masks. Some times, that was all they wore! Pence probably wears one in his underpants, just in case he ever finds himself alone with a woman other than his wife.They are absorbant.

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