Sanders, Biden campaigns abrupt election-night rallies, cancel, citing concerns coronavirus

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The democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden have both canceled their planned election-night rally Tuesday in Ohio amid coronavirus fears.

The Sanders campaign announced the cancellation of the rally was decided on the first, the, in Cleveland, Ohio.

“Out of concern for public health and safety, we cancel today’s evening rally in Cleveland,” the Sanders campaign spokesman, Mike Casca, said in a statement Tuesday afternoon. “We are the fathers, the public warnings from Ohio state officials, who have notified, apply to the possession of large, indoor events during the Corona-Virus outbreak.”


“Sanders, Sr., his regret for the thousands of Ohioans, who had planned to attend the event tonight,” Casca Fort would like to Express, adding that “all future Bernie will be evaluated in 2020, events on a case-to-case basis.”

Minutes later, the former Vice-presidential campaign that followed, with Deputy campaign Manager Kate Bedingfield notice of termination “out of an abundance of caution.”

“In accordance with the guidelines, which were canceled by public officials and out of an abundance of caution, our rally in Cleveland, Ohio, tonight,” Bedingfield said in a statement Tuesday. “We will continue to consult with officials of the public health and public health leadership and make announcements about future events in the next few days.”

She added: “Vice President Biden would like to thank all of its supporters who wanted to be with us in Cleveland this evening. Additional details on where the Vice President will address the press tonight.”

The announcements came on the same day that several of the States hold presidential primaries, the Michigan bear is the largest delegate prize.

Sanders and Biden had both decided to hold their rallies in Ohio Tuesday evening, to look in an effort to the front, to the key swing state that holds its primary next week on 17 March.

Earlier in the day, Sanders said, that the Corona is a Virus threat “very seriously”, while taking a swipe on President Trump.


“We take this issue, in contrast to the President, very, very seriously,” said Sanders. “What we do, where we go, when we do rallies, we consult with officials of the public health.”

He added: “Because the last thing I want to do in the world will we ever put anyone in danger.”

Sanders’ announcement comes in the midst of the outbreak of the Corona Virus, also known as COVID-19, which riled the nation in the last days.

Over the weekend it became known that one of the participants kept the Conservative Political Action conference, CPAC, Feb. 26-Feb. 29 outside of Washington, DC, had tested positive with the virus. The individual said a New York physician, and is currently in treatment at a hospital in Englewood, N. J.

The top levels of the government on the GOP side, President Trump, Vice President Pence, Cabinet officials, top-ranking legislators attended CPAC. Staff worked quickly to find out who may have come into contact with the still-unnamed person. These discussions have so far led to several lawmakers in the self-quarantine as a precautionary measure, amid assurances from the organizers that no one else has become sick of this Person.

At this time, CPAC Chairman Matt Schlapp, Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and is now-acting White House chief of staff Mark meadows are in self-quarantine out of an abundance of caution according to the notification by the organizers of CPAC that they came in contact with the sick participants. Three high-ranking members of Gosar the employees are also placed itself in quarantine. None of the legislators or staff who are known to be experiencing coronavirus symptoms at this time.

Meanwhile, the chain of events has fed speculation about whether Trump himself was in danger, as both the President and Pence attended and spoke at the conference. The White house said there was no indication that Trump or Pence was in the vicinity of the affected participants.

The President noted, however, spend time with Collins and Gaetz since CPAC. Collins shook trumps hand and joined him for a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Ga., on Friday. He also met with Trump in the White house last week, a few days after the Feb. 26-29 conference.

Gaetz riding on Air Force One, was discovered on Monday, when he learned the news. White house officials said, when Gaetz learned he was in the vicinity of the man with the coronavirus at CPAC, he sat himself in a section of the President’s plane.

Meanwhile, Trump down the threat of coronavirus to be played Monday, noted that the “normal flu” kills thousands of Americans each year, and that “the living & the economy will go.”

“In the last year over 37,000 Americans died of the normal flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year,” Trump tweeted on Monday. “Nothing is shut down, the life & the economy. In this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about it!”

According to the CDC, during the flu season 2018-2019 in the United States, an estimated 35.5 million people were ill died with influenza and approximately 34,200 people from the disease.

Fox News’ Tara Prindiville contributed to this report.

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