Biden campaign finds third virus link; Harris suspends travel
Biden/Harris pins are displayed by the Joe Biden campaign are seen on a table at an early voting satellite location at the Anne B. Day elementary school on October 15, 2020, in Philadelphia.
At least three people connected to Joe Biden’s presidential campaign have tested positive for the coronavirus, leading the campaign to suspend in-person events for vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris through Monday.Mr. Biden is not altering his public schedule, his campaign said on Thursday, because he had no direct exposure to the individuals who tested positive, as defined by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
It’s the Biden campaign’s first major coronavirus scare, after months of safety precautions that drew mockery from President Donald Trump, even after he, First Lady Melania Trump and others contracted the virus themselves. The Democratic campaign’s cautious reaction underscores the differences in how the rival camps have approached the pandemic, both in terms of preferred government response and in the candidates’ personal protocols.