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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 SandersSchumer vows next steps after 'ridiculous,' 'awful' GOP election bill filibuster Schumer, Pelosi meeting with White House on infrastructure Feehery: 8 reasons why Biden should take the bipartisan infrastructure deal 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 TapperBaltimore police chief calls for more 'boots on the ground' to handle crime wave Chuck Todd reluctant to 'ban' election deniers from 'Meet the Press' Police investigating death of TV anchor who uncovered Clinton tarmac meeting as suicide 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 BidenBaltimore police chief calls for more 'boots on the ground' to handle crime wave Biden to deliver remarks at Sen. John Warner's funeral Garland dismisses broad review of politicization of DOJ under Trump MORE, Sanders’s primary opponent, and President TrumpDonald TrumpGuardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa wins GOP primary in NYC mayor's race Garland dismisses broad review of politicization of DOJ under Trump Schumer vows next steps after 'ridiculous,' 'awful' GOP election bill filibuster 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.”