Dear Vice President Pence – April 7, 2020

Dear Vice President Pence,

I recently became pen-pals with the President but it’s really you that I wanted to write to. I know that you, and the President’s Corona Virus Task Force, have been working so hard over the last 3-4 weeks and hardly sleeping! On top of that, you have to stand for an hour and a half, too close to other people, in order to give us a short update on what happened today. On top of that, your boss, the President, has already stumbled over most of your lines!

I just wanted to let you know that the American People appreciate your efforts and those of your team. I know how much you thank us (12 times in 10 minutes) for following the “30 Days to Slow the Spread,” formerly known as “15 Days to Slow the Spread”. You only mentioned the President 8 times, so, you know, we win. You also work tirelessly and day and night to do everything in your power to get needed supplies to the front line workers. We also thank all the people working at hospitals and in the food service business from growers to truckers to everyone else trying to keep our country going. Thank you for thanking them.

I do have a few questions that I hope you can answer. First, you reported the numbers of masks, gloves, gowns and other equipment (sorry, I zoned out) but not how many are really needed? If you shipped 20 million pairs of gloves, how many more are needed? Do they need 200 million or what?

Next, the President has not been really clear about how you and the President’s Corona Virus Task Force go about getting the materials. Could you explain a bit more about what some people are saying that the states have found supplies, ordered them and then the Federal government takes them from them. Is this done by a tug of war or by some other method?

Last, and this is kind of gossipy….aren’t you upset that the President gets asked about all kinds of things, the World Health Organization, medicines and how they work, the price of oil and how states run their elections and you don’t?

Please get some sleep and move away from the President. Remember, social distance is one of the important strategies the American People can do for 30 Days to Slow the Spread.

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