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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 SandersOvernight Energy: Treasury creates hub to fight climate change through finance | Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez introduce 'Green New Deal for Public Housing' | Don't attack Zoom for its Bernie Sanders federal tax bill Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez introduce 'Green New Deal for Public Housing' 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 TapperCNN producer asked if she speaks English during arrest in Minnesota, lawyer says Arkansas governor says 'divisive' Trump attacks on GOP officials are 'unhelpful' Arkansas governor: Veto on trans youth bill was a 'message of compassion and conservatism' 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 BidenObama, Clinton reflect on Mondale's legacy Biden, Harris commend Mondale in paving the way for female VP Mondale in last message to staff: 'Joe in the White House certainly helps' MORE, Sanders’s primary opponent, and President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse votes to condemn Chinese government over Hong Kong Former Vice President Walter Mondale dies at age 93 White House readies for Chauvin verdict 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.”