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Covering my nose, mouth, chin, and cheeks Possibly concealing a scar, a pimple Maybe hiding a dimple It will not veil me An array of colors, countless patterns, and some brandish symbols Assorted fabrics String ties or elastic bands They will not define me Required here but not necessarily there Used multiple times Not cleaned It will not soil me Seems surreal May be distressing Slow the spread They will not inhibit me Join the cause Unite people May protect you It will not necessarily protect me When you are out and about Wear it with pride Six feet apart, smile and let your eyes make contact They will be contagious.

If I Were a White House Correspondent

April 8, 2020; 6:09 pm EDT; White House Coronavirus Briefing: Me: "Mr. President, if I may, I would like to ask Dr. Fauci a few questions." President Trump: "Go ahead doctor. You know he was a great, great basketball player. Many, many people say he was a great basketball player. A little small, but you know." President Trump steps aside and Dr. Fauci, approaches the podium. Me: "Dr. Fauci, estimates range from 25% to 70%, maybe more will eventually be inflicted by coronavirus." Dr. Fauci: "Well, it's hard to say, but those numbers are . . . let's just say it's possible." Me: "Would you be comfortable saying approximately 20% will eventually be inflicted?" Dr. Fauci: "Even with the measures

 

 

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