I still think they should do this remotely.
Courtesy of Politico:
The Commission on Presidential Debates has approved plans for plexiglass to be used in Wednesday’s vice presidential debate amid mounting concerns about coronavirus transmission, according to two people familiar with the discussions.
Plexiglass is expected to be used as a barrier between Vice President Mike Pence and California Sen. Kamala Harris, as well as between the two candidates and moderator Susan Page. The plans have the support of the Cleveland Clinic, which is helping to set health protocols for the forums amid the pandemic.
The Pence and Harris teams have been negotiating the terms of the debate in recent days. Following Friday’s news that President Donald Trump had contracted Covid-19, the debate commission decided to move the two candidates seats from seven feet to 13 feet apart.
Simply put they should not even be in the same building.
Of course, the Pence campaign mocked the Kamala Harris for taking such intelligent precations.
Courtesy of NBC News:
The Biden campaign responded Monday after Vice President Mike Pence’s team mocked Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., for requesting a plexiglass barrier at their vice presidential debate.
“If Sen. Harris wants to use a fortress around herself, have at it,” Katie Miller, Pence’s spokeswoman, said Monday.
Ron Klain, a senior adviser to the Biden campaign, tweeted Monday that the “head of the WH Task Force on COVID should be busy getting plexiglass into countless workplaces and shops to keep workers and shoppers safe — not belittling its use.”
I have no confidence that Mike Pence is actually virus free, not to mention his staff members, and I do not want Kamala Harris to be anywhere near these people until the whole pandemic is over.