Whether the Covid-19 pandemic is over in Washington apparently depends on what Congress is trying to accomplish. When Senate Democrats gathered last weekend to vote on their tax and climate spending bill, at least some of them reportedly adopted a policy of “don’t test, don’t tell,” which a joker might cite as the official end of coronavirus.
“They’re not going to delay it if a member has gotten Covid,” an anonymous Senate aide told Puck News. “Counterparts are saying they’re not going to test anymore. It’s not an official mandate but we all know we’re not letting Covid get in the way. The deal is happening. Less testing, just wear masks and get it done.” Another source added, morbidly: “You can bring your ventilator and still vote.”