With all the memes and references, many of us wanted to know if Senator Kamala Harris was able to see the insect even though they were seated 12 feet away from one another due to COVID-19 restrictions, especially because 'rona was running rampant through the hallways of the White House.
"Neither of these individuals had any contact with Vice President Biden, with Sen".
When pressed on whether the campaign can continue a robust travel schedule given the rising rates of COVID-19 across the country, including in key battleground states like Wisconsin, the campaign says there is an ongoing discussion about the safety of travel in the final 19 days of the campaign.
Biden campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon said in a statement Thursday that while neither infected individual was in close contact with Harris or Biden, Harris's travel would be canceled through Sunday to minimize risk.
The campaign said Biden had no exposure, though he and Harris spent several hours campaigning together in Arizona on October 8. Both travelled with the Democratic senator during a campaign trip in Arizona on October 8.
"After being with Senator Harris, both individuals attended personal, non-campaign events in the past week", the spokesperson noted.
"From the outset of this pandemic, the Biden-Harris campaign has taken every precaution to limit the spread of COVID-19", she said. 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.
He had no contact at any time with the two individuals, and given both his and Harris's negative testing, he has not been exposed, the campaign said. O'Malley Dillon added that all other staffers on the flight have also tested negative since October 8.
"We're confident that we have the process and protocols in place to be able to do that safely as we've had throughout".
Neither aide had close contact with the candidates in the 48 hours prior to their positive tests, she 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".