POLL RESULT: Has the President Taken COVID-19 Serious Enough?
Thanks to everyone who took part in our latest poll question: Has the President Taken COVID-19 Serious Enough? We had nearly 1000 votes, and here are the results.
The president himself tested positive for COVID-19 last week, forcing him to spend this past weekend at Walter Reed Medical Center. He returned to the White House on Monday, and according to his doctor, experienced no symptoms of the virus on Tuesday.
The second presidential debate is scheduled for next Thursday, October 15, in Miami at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has repeatedly said on the campaign trail this week that if the president still has COVID-19 on the day of the debate, it should be canceled.
Tonight, a debate between the two vice-president candidates will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah. Several precautions to protect against the coronavirus will be in place tonight, including a plexiglass barrier that will separate the two participants. The candidates will also be spaced out 12-feet apart.
One of the big topics this evening is expected to be COVID-19. Vice-President Mike Pence headed up the President's Coronavirus Task Force, so it will be interesting to hear what he has to say about the administration's handling of the virus. Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris and her running-mate Joe Biden have been very critical of the Trump administration's management of the coronavirus pandemic.
So far, the United States has suffered 216,247 deaths related to COVID-19. The death rate is 2.79%. According to the CDC.