Biden again tests negative for COVID-19

Biden again tests negative for COVID-19
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenFauci says school should be open 'full blast' five days a week in the fall Overnight Defense: Military sexual assault reform bill has votes to pass in Senate l First active duty service member arrested over Jan. 6 riot l Israeli troops attack Gaza Strip Immigration experts say GOP senators questioned DHS secretary with misleading chart MORE tested negative for COVID-19 again Tuesday, his campaign said.

Biden underwent a PCR test for COVID-19 on Tuesday, and the virus was not detected, his campaign said in a statement distributed by the press pool. It was the third time the former vice president has tested negative for the illness since President TrumpDonald TrumpProject Veritas surveilled government officials to expose anti-Trump sentiments: report Cheney: Fox News has 'a particular obligation' to refute election fraud claims The Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? MORE announced around 1 a.m. on Friday that he had contracted the coronavirus. 

Biden tested negative on Friday hours after Trump’s announcement that he and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpJill Biden a key figure in push to pitch White House plans Petition calls for Jill Biden to undo Trump-era changes to White House Rose Garden Fox News's Bret Baier posts vaccination selfie MORE had tested positive for COVID-19. He was tested for a second time Sunday, when the results were also negative.


Concerns over the former vice president’s possible exposure to the coronavirus spiked after Trump's positive test results in light of the meeting between the two at the first presidential debate last Tuesday. The two presidential contenders did not make any physical contact, and their podiums were spaced about 12 feet apart.

Still, Fox News host and debate moderator Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceSunday shows - White House COVID-19 response coordinator says US is 'turning the corner' House Republican: Cheney has 'failed' GOP conference Facebook oversight board member on Capitol rioters: Trump was 'egging them on' MORE said last week that Trump arrived too late to be tested on-site for COVID-19 and that members of his family and campaign did not wear masks throughout the event, fueling worries over the possible spread of the virus throughout the venue. 

Trump left Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday after a weekend stay there to receive treatment for the coronavirus. Biden during that time returned to the campaign trail but did take down all negative advertising while the president was battling COVID-19.

Trump and Biden have two debates left scheduled for October, though it is unclear if or how Trump’s diagnosis will impact the match-ups.