CNN's Tapper scolds Biden for not coughing into his elbow during live interview

CNN's Tapper scolds Biden for not coughing into his elbow during live interview
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CNN's Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperPence reverses position barring coronavirus task force members from appearing on CNN: report Pence bars coronavirus task force members from appearing on CNN: report Tapper comes under criticism for George Conway retweet that Trump is '100% insane' MORE scolded Joe BidenJoe BidenSteyer endorses Biden for president Sanders 2020 press secretary: Democratic leadership interested in 'corporate status quo' or 'they're planning to replace Joe' Biden joins calls to release racial breakdowns of coronavirus cases, deaths MORE for not coughing into his elbow, instructing the 2020 Democratic front-runner for the presidential nomination on the recommended way to avoid spreading germs during the coronavirus pandemic. 

The instructions from "The Lead" anchor came after Biden loudly coughed into his hand not long after the nationally televised remote interview from Biden's home in Delaware began.

"You know, you're supposed to cough into your elbow. I don't know, sir. I learned that, actually, while covering your White House," Tapper said.  

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"No, actually — actually that's true, but fortunately I'm alone in my home. But that's OK. I agree, you're right," Biden replied.

"It's kind of old school to do it into your hand. Do it into your elbow, you're supposed to do it," Tapper reiterated.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that anyone who coughs should cover their "mouth and nose with a tissue" or sneeze into the inside of their elbow.

The CDC also says coughers should "immediately" wash their hands "with soap and water for at least 20 seconds."

"If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol," it adds. 

Biden also revealed he had not been tested for coronavirus, citing no symptoms.