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Judge Amy Coney Barrett, left, and Sen. Mike Lee

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Reprinted with permission from DailyKos

Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee, who tested positive for coronavirus 10 days ago, and who infected Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA) last week, is participating in person in the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearings. Maskless.

He said that he's gotten a "sign-off" from the Office of the Attending Physician that he's no longer contagious. A reporter in the room noted that he took the mask off several minutes before he started speaking. He eventually put it back on after his statement, possibly realizing he was making this shambles of a process even more horrifying by potentially infecting everyone in the vicinity.

And here he is earlier in the hearing, breathing over his 87-year old colleague … with his nose out.


Sen. Mike Lee, left, with Sens. Chuck Grassley (seated) and Lindsey Graham

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CNN media reporter Oliver Darcy has unearthed a memo distributed at Fox News from Kevin Lord, the company's head of human resources, announcing that while more than 90 percent of its full-time employees claim to have been vaccinated for COVID-19, the company was now set to institute daily testing for everyone else. (Four weeks ago, all Fox employees were required to upload their vaccination status into a human resources database.)

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