Sanders says campaign is in communication with health officials about rallies amid coronavirus outbreak
August 22, 2020 | News | No Comments
Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) said Sunday his presidential campaign is in contact with public health officials in every place he has planned rallies as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread.
CNN’s “State of the Union” host Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperCarson says issues over systemic racism are ‘very uncommon now’ Congressional Black Caucus chair says ‘a lot of’ House GOP interest in police reform bill National security adviser blames ‘a few bad apples,’ says there’s not systemic racism in law enforcement MORE asked Sanders at what point rallies are no longer worth the risk, noting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned people at high risk of getting sick to avoid crowds as much as possible.
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“All that I can tell you Jake is we are in communication with public health officials wherever we go,” Sander said, adding that he held a rally in Chicago the day before with 15,000 people.
“I love rallies, but your point is well taken. We will not endanger the health of anybody in this country,” he said. He added his campaign is watching the outbreak “very carefully” and is in “constant contact” with health officials.”
Tapper also noted Sanders himself is an “older American and the CDC recommends older Americans limit travel and avoid crowds.” Tapper added that both former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE, Sanders’s primary opponent, and President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE are also over 70.
Sanders said maybe in in the “best of all possible worlds,” he’d be limiting his travel, but right now he said his campaign is “running as hard as we can.”