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Sanders says campaign is in communication with health officials about rallies amid coronavirus outbreak

Sanders says campaign is in communication with health officials about rallies amid coronavirus outbreak
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersIntercept bureau chief: minimum wage was not 'high priority' for Biden in COVID-19 relief Murkowski never told White House she would oppose Tanden Tanden withdraws nomination as Biden budget chief MORE (I-Vt.) said Sunday his presidential campaign is in contact with public health officials in every place he has planned rallies as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread. 

CNN’s “State of the Union” host Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperEx-Trump press secretary criticized for stirring up QAnon on Twitter Maryland GOP governor says he would have voted to convict Trump Democratic senator defends decision not to call witnesses: 'They weren't going to get more Republican votes' MORE asked Sanders at what point rallies are no longer worth the risk, noting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned people at high risk of getting sick to avoid crowds as much as possible. 

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“All that I can tell you Jake is we are in communication with public health officials wherever we go,” Sander said, adding that he held a rally in Chicago the day before with 15,000 people. 

“I love rallies, but your point is well taken. We will not endanger the health of anybody in this country,” he said. He added his campaign is watching the outbreak “very carefully” and is in “constant contact” with health officials.” 

Tapper also noted Sanders himself is an “older American and the CDC recommends older Americans limit travel and avoid crowds." Tapper added that both former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenIntercept bureau chief: minimum wage was not 'high priority' for Biden in COVID-19 relief South Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Obama alum Seth Harris to serve as Biden labor adviser: report MORE, Sanders’s primary opponent, and President TrumpDonald TrumpSouth Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Ex-Trump aide Pierson won't run for Dallas-area House seat House Oversight panel reissues subpoena for Trump's accounting firm MORE are also over 70. 

Sanders said maybe in in the “best of all possible worlds,” he’d be limiting his travel, but right now he said his campaign is “running as hard as we can.”