Despite virus risk, 2020 hopefuls keep up campaigns for now

Bernie Sanders
Posted at 7:07 PM, Mar 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-08 20:07:43-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — As the coronavirus hits more states, Bernie Sanders says his campaign is gauging when it may become necessary to cancel the large campaign rallies that public health experts say could be breeding grounds to spread the illness.

The Democratic presidential candidate says in televised interviews that “obviously” the safety of the American people comes first, so he's talking constantly to public health officials.

Federal health authorities have been advising older people and those with medical conditions, in particular, to avoid crowded spaces. So far President Donald Trump and his two major Democratic rivals, Sanders and Joe Biden, haven't cut back on big campaign events.

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