Biden still at risk after debating Trump at ‘peak of contagion’

Biden still at risk after debating Trump at ‘peak of contagion’
Genius at work; the face mask hanging from his left ear is a nice touch.

[Ed. – The worst may be yet to come.]

For more than six months, Joe Biden’s team went to extraordinary lengths to keep their candidate safe, fastidiously following medical guidelines that enabled him to campaign while guarding him from a potentially deadly virus.

Now, the Democratic nominee is facing the prospect that the president of the United States himself might have posed the biggest Covid-19 risk to his health since the pandemic began.

It could be days before the 77-year-old Biden will be in the clear, despite recent negative tests. The virus can incubate for up to 14 days.

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Donald Trump was quite likely infectious at last Tuesday’s debate, medical professionals say, considering the severity of the symptoms on Friday, in which he necessitated oxygen before being transported to Walter Reed Military Medical Center.

“A person is at their peak infectiousness in the 48-hour period before they start showing symptoms,” said Leana Wen. …

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