Elias Neibart has been following the COVID-19 outbreak, and, today, he will offer a short update on how the virus has impacted American political life.

Yesterday, we learned that Donald Trump and the First Lady tested positive for the coronavirus. Since their diagnoses, several political operatives, journalists, and officials have also reported positive tests.

In particular, Senator Mike Lee has confirmed that he now has COVID-19, and, given that he sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, some have suggested that this might delay the process.

In more local news, New Jersey reported nearly 800 cases yesterday, and scientists are beginning to worry about the possibility of a second wave.

Elias Neibart is a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, Georiga.