Update 1530ET): Another Biden campaign worker has tested positive - this time, it was a member of the crew on one of Biden's chartered planes. The former VEEP wasn't exposed, according to the campaign.
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Finally, it appears some Democrats have tested positive for COVID-19. Or at least that's what the Biden Camp wants the public to focus on Thursday morning, as the scandal about Hunter Biden's emails enters Day 2.
Kamala Harris's communications director Liz Allen and a "non-staff" flight crew member have tested positive for COVID-19. Neither Harris nor Joe Biden have had close contact with either, though Harris will suspend in-person events for a few days before returning to campaigning in person Monday morning. Harris has reportedly tested negative, per the campaign.
Biden campaign says two staffers test positive for Covid. Neither was in contact with Biden or Harris.— Rick Newman (@rickjnewman) October 15, 2020
[Covid is everywhere, people] pic.twitter.com/rdHcZJ2rva
Though Harris wasn't in close contact with her top communications staffer, and thus does not need to quarantine under CDC standards (according to the campaign), she is taking a few days off "out of an abundance of caution."
The staffers tested positive "late Wednesday night," according to the campaign.
Of course, the timing of the positive tests is certainly interesting, but then again, COVID-19 can infect any person at any time. With 19 days until the eleciton, how might this latest outbreak, which comes barely a week after the White House outbreak appeared to finally quiet down, impact Team Biden?
COVID now impacting the Biden/Harris campaign with just 19 days until the election. https://t.co/WpSIipXkYM— Steve Lindsay CBSPhilly (@SteveLindsayCBS) October 15, 2020
And will anybody else get sick?