Tuesday, 20 October, 2020

Positive COVID-19 Tests Halt Kamala Harris’ In-Person Campaigning, For Now

Mr Biden and Mrs Harris campaigned in Arizona together last Thursday Kamala Harris cancels campaign swing as two test positive for COVID - but Joe Biden is not affected
Deanna Wagner | 18 October, 2020, 20:26

A still-laughing Maddow said "Senator Harris, you are very kind, and let's just spare a thought right now for the people have to write closed captions for this portion of the interview and for those who have to transcribe it because they're going to have no idea how to convey what we just communicated". In the meantime, she will participate in virtual campaign activities.

The two also discussed the viral topic of NBC hosting a town hall on Thursday with President Trump at the same time as Joe Biden's town hall event on ABC.

Biden spokesperson Jen O'Malley Dillon said that Harris was not in "close contact" with either the flight crew member or Allen.

But while neither Harris nor Emhoff met the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention definition for close contact, the campaign said their upcoming events would be canceled out of caution. And the choice of Kamala Harris - the first-ever person of Indian origin to be featured on major party ticket - as the vice presidential candidate for the Democrats has made Hindu-Americans a major vote bank for Biden.

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The findings also reveal patients across different ethnic groups continue to show fewer infections if they have O blood. No associations were found between non-O blood groups and comorbidities that might explain infection rate differences.

However, the campaign told reporters on Thursday morning that Harris' communications director, Liz Allen, and a traveling staff member who had accompanied Harris to Arizona, had both tested positive. Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett was suspected to have infected over a dozen people, including Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Barron Trump, advisor Hope Hicks, campaign manager Bill Stepien, Stephen Miller, RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, Chris Christie, Kellyanne Conway and Senators Thom Tillis, Mike Lee, and Ron Johnson. Both travelled with the Democratic senator during a campaign trip in Arizona on October 8. In fact, the Vice President did not even have passing contact: this individual was over 50 feet from VP Biden at all times, entered and exited the aircraft from a rear entrance, and both the individual and the Vice President wore masks for the entire flight.

"We're confident that we have the process and protocols in place to be able to do that safely as we've had throughout".

Contact tracing is already underway, Dillon added. The Biden Harris campaign has maintained strict protocols to protect their team, which includes closing their campaign office in Philadelphia and having staff work remotely. Today's exceedingly cautious steps are part of that commitment, ' Dillon said.