Head of the FDA exposed to coronavirus, is now quarantined

In the latest in a string of reports about top Trump administration officials exposed to the coronavirus, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn has entered quarantine after being exposed to the virus.

Hahn was reportedly exposed to Katie Miller, a spokeswoman for Vice President Mike Pence who tested positive for the virus.

In recent days, confirmed coronavirus spread in the top echelons of the administration has appeared to escalate.

In addition to Miller, 11 members of the secret service, a valet for President Trump, and a personal assistant to Ivanka Trump have tested positive.

It’s worth noting that the White House is very much an essential and working institution during the pandemic, unlike Congress, which has remained shuttered throughout most of the crisis. President Trump, Vice President Pence, and their aides have been in the midst of a sustained “full-court press” of activity, travel, briefings, and non-stop action.

That means lots of coming and going, and a certain unavoidable amount of risk.

Every American should be rooting for the President and his team — and the country at large — during this national crisis.

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