Several days ago, it was announced that the U.S. President Donald Trump and the First Lady Melania had both contracted COVID-19. Due to Trump’s age and weight, many hypothesized that contracting the virus could pose a great health risk for the President, though recent updates suggest that Trump has been recovering for the past few days after a brief stint at Walter Reed Hospital. Reports have emerged daily stating that the President is not exhibiting any symptoms in relation to the virus.
Despite this, patients who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus have been told throughout the pandemic to quarantine for 14 days.
This presented a problem for Trump’s presidential campaign, given that at the time of his COVID-19 diagnosis, there were just 13 days until the next Presidential debate. As such, many have wondered what will happen with the campaign and debates moving forward, and now, recent comments from Joe Biden have reignited this curiosity.
On Tuesday, former Vice President and Trump’s Presidential opponent in this election cycle, Joe Biden, has said that he’s “looking forward to being able to debate him” but noted that “we’re going to have to follow very strict guidelines.”
Prior to boarding his plane back to Delaware in Hagerstown, Maryland, Biden added:
“I think if he still has COVID, then we shouldn’t have a debate.”
The next debate, slated for October 15th, would be the second out of three total Presidential debates between Biden and Trump.
According to Biden’s campaign, the former Vice President tested negative for COVID-19 on Tuesday.