Breaking: Biden Tests Negative for Coronavirus


Former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, has tested negative for the coronavirus.

After President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he had tested positive for COVID-19, many became worried that the Democratic nominee could have potentially been exposed during the presidential debate on Tuesday.

But Biden took a rapid test Friday that came back negative, NBC News reported, citing a statement from his personal physician, Kevin O’Conner.

What you need to know 

  • At Joe Biden’s advanced age of 77, he would be at much higher risk of fatality should he ever contract the disease.
  • Biden’s wife, Jill, has also tested negative for the disease.
  • On Friday, the president himself tweeted out that both he and the first lady had tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Vice President Mike Pence and the second lady tested negative for COVID-19 on Friday morning.
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What we need to find out

  • It has not been confirmed that the next presidential debate will be pushed back, although due to Trump having been diagnosed with COVID-19, some have speculated that could happen.
  • It’s unclear whether anyone in Biden’s camp has contracted the disease.

If Biden is elected president, he would be the oldest president in United States history.

Due to his advanced age, Biden is at serious risk should he contract the disease.

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Michael wrote for a number of entertainment news outlets before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter. He now manages the writing and reporting teams, overseeing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
Michael Austin graduated from Iowa State University in 2019. During his time in college, Michael volunteered as a social media influencer for both PragerU and Live Action. After graduation, he went on to work as a freelance journalist for various entertainment news sites before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter.

Since then, Michael has been promoted to the role of Manager of Writing and Reporting. His responsibilities now include managing and directing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
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