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 TapperJake Tapper jokes he's retained Giuliani to look into fraud in 'Sexiest Man' election Brennan takes final shot at Trump: 'I leave his fate to our judicial system, his infamy to history, & his legacy to a trash heap' Biden transition adviser: Legal action for ascertainment of win 'isn't our preference' MORE scolded Joe BidenJoe BidenHarris says she has 'not yet' spoken to Pence Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among nominees for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year Obama: Republican Party members believe 'white males are victims' 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.  


"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.

Biden also coughed into his hand during a debate with Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersClyburn: Biden falling short on naming Black figures to top posts Prepare for buyers' remorse when Biden/Harris nationalize health care Biden: 'Difficult decision' to staff administration with House, Senate members MORE (I-Vt.) on CNN earlier this month. Tapper was moderating that event along with chief political correspondent Dana BashDana BashRepublican Michigan congressman: 'The people have spoken' CNN's Dana Bash: Trump loss in Arizona would be 'John McCain's last laugh' Trump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally MORE.


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.