Variety: After Coronavirus Outbreak, This CBS News White House Correspondent Works Outside the Building

Variety: After Coronavirus Outbreak, This CBS News White House Correspondent Works Outside the Building. “Paula Reid has, for the moment, moved from the White House to her house. The CBS News White House correspondent is still working her job full-time. But for the last few days, she hasn’t been doing it at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.”

No masks and no back up measures: How the White House became ripe for an outbreak (CNN)

CNN: No masks and no back up measures: How the White House became ripe for an outbreak. “While aides took steps to keep Trump from catching coronavirus, the White House’s ultimate failure and the ensuing West Wing outbreak can be tied to an over-reliance on rapid coronavirus testing and disregard for the most basic and effective public health measures that have become second nature to most Americans: wearing a mask and social distancing.”

CNN: Prestigious medical journal calls for US leadership to be voted out over Covid-19 failure

CNN: Prestigious medical journal calls for US leadership to be voted out over Covid-19 failure. “In an unprecedented move, the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday published an editorial written by its editors condemning the Trump administration for its response to the Covid-19 pandemic — and calling for the current leadership in the United States to be voted out of office.”

34 people connected to White House, more than previously known, infected by coronavirus: Internal FEMA memo (ABC News)

ABC News: 34 people connected to White House, more than previously known, infected by coronavirus: Internal FEMA memo. “The coronavirus outbreak has infected ’34 White House staffers and other contacts’ in recent days, according to an internal government memo, an indication that the disease has spread among more people than previously known in the seat of American government.”

The Health 202: Genetic tracing could show how coronavirus spread through White House (Washington Post)

Washington Post: The Health 202: Genetic tracing could show how coronavirus spread through White House. “The Trump administration could, if it chose, search samples taken from dozens of White House staff members and visitors for tiny genetic variants. Because the virus undergoes slight changes as it moves from person to person, it’s possible to map where it has moved by looking for similarities in mutations. White House spokesman Judd Deere said tracing has been done for people who had contact with Trump. But it’s the kind recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which involves merely tracking people who were nearby those known to be infected.”

CNN: White House email says ‘all contact tracing’ is complete

CNN: White House email says ‘all contact tracing’ is complete. “The White House told staff in an email on Tuesday that it had completed ‘all contact tracing’ for positive Covid-19 cases identified at the White House, and urged anyone who hasn’t been contacted and suspects they have had contact with someone infected by the virus to reach out to the White House Medical Office.”

Washington Post: White House event for families of deceased U.S. troops thrust into new light after admiral’s coronavirus diagnosis

Washington Post: White House event for families of deceased U.S. troops thrust into new light after admiral’s coronavirus diagnosis. “The White House’s handling of an event for the family members of deceased U.S. troops was thrust into a new light on Tuesday amid the disclosure that a Coast Guard admiral who attended has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, forcing some of the military’s top generals and admirals into quarantine. The Sept. 27 ceremony, held on Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day with dozens of people in attendance, recognized the families of 20 deceased service members, according to a copy of the event program obtained by The Washington Post.”

HuffPost: White House Testing Scheme Was Doomed To Failure From The Start

HuffPost: White House Testing Scheme Was Doomed To Failure From The Start. “Instead of using a test with an effective 10% to 20% ‘false negative’ rate as a screening tool, as it was designed, epidemiology and public health experts said, the White House used it as the sole means of determining whether employees and visitors alike were coronavirus-free ― and rejected other measures, such as masks and social distancing.”

AP: White House staff, Secret Service eye virus with fear, anger

AP: White House staff, Secret Service eye virus with fear, anger. “President Donald Trump’s decision to return home from a military hospital despite his continued illness is putting new focus on the people around him who could be further exposed if he doesn’t abide by strict isolation protocols. Throughout the pandemic, White House custodians, ushers, kitchen staff and members of the U.S. Secret Service have continued to show up for work in what is now a coronavirus hot spot, with more than a dozen known cases this week alone.”

Politico: Trump official pressured CDC to change report on Covid and kids

Politico: Trump official pressured CDC to change report on Covid and kids. “In early September, as many school districts were still deciding whether to hold in-person classes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention altered the title of a scientific report on the coronavirus and removed words like ‘pediatric’ from its text, days after a Trump administration appointee requested similar changes, according to emails obtained by POLITICO.”

Washington Post: In a few days, more people in Trump’s orbit tested positive for coronavirus than in all of Taiwan

Washington Post: In a few days, more people in Trump’s orbit tested positive for coronavirus than in all of Taiwan. “In President Trump’s personal orbit, the coronavirus case count continues to creep upward. More than a dozen White House officials have recently tested positive for the novel coronavirus, including some who are among the at least nine guests and two journalists who tested positive after they attended Amy Coney Barrett’s Sept. 26 Supreme Court nomination event in the Rose Garden.”

New Yorker: The Recklessness of Trump’s Return to the White House

New Yorker: The Recklessness of Trump’s Return to the White House. “After his discharge, Trump arrived at the White House, where he posed, maskless, on a balcony overlooking the South Lawn. He is in the midst of an active coronavirus infection—and so, in the coming days, there’s a good chance that he will pass the virus on to others who work at the White House, which has now become a viral hot zone. He seems determined to be the Superspreader-in-Chief.”

Vox: The White House won’t say when Trump’s last negative coronavirus test was. Here’s why it matters.

Vox: The White House won’t say when Trump’s last negative coronavirus test was. Here’s why it matters.. “The White House’s refusal to answer a very basic question with serious implications not only for the president’s health but for the health of those around him — when did President Trump last test negative for the coronavirus? — is raising questions about when Trump was first infected and how many people he may have exposed to the virus.”

CNN: Democratic leaders accuse Trump team of ‘deliberately’ withholding information about White House outbreak

CNN: Democratic leaders accuse Trump team of ‘deliberately’ withholding information about White House outbreak. “Senate Democratic leaders charged Tuesday that the White House has been ‘opaque and secretive’ in providing information about the coronavirus outbreak that sickened President Donald Trump and several other people at the White House, demanding details about the timeline and contending that details are being ‘deliberately withheld in order to minimize public scrutiny.'”

Donald Trump, M.D.: How the President Is Shaping His Own Treatment (TIME)

TIME: Donald Trump, M.D.: How the President Is Shaping His Own Treatment. “Medical doctors warn Trump could still be a few days away from what can the most dangerous part of the COVID-19 disease cycle, called the cytokine storm, when the body’s immune response rages and can overwhelm its own function. ‘He’s a high risk individual and he is now entering a potentially unstable part of his clinical course,’ says Dr. Howard Koh, a Harvard professor on health policy who was a senior health official in the Obama Administration. ‘The last thing we want for his health is to be discharged too early and be readmitted.'”