When I was in the military, one thing that you could guarantee is that if one person in your unit got sick, everyone else would get sick.
Illnesses spread very quickly and oftentimes you can have something that someone passed onto you before that person even begins showing symptoms.
It’s why you would think that someone like Joe Biden who advertises that he is someone who always does the right thing would try to “lead” by example right?
After getting hairline fractures in his foot just playing with his dog, Joe Biden was already seen as weak. Now he claims that coughing and a raspy voice during his speech is just a “bit of a cold.”
The Democratic presidential nominee addressed the American people after the Electoral College vote, repeatedly pausing to cough and clear his throat. Many Twitter users noticed, and were concerned.
Some shared concerns on Twitter that Joe Biden may need to take another COVID test. According to his campaign, his last test was Friday.
“Biden keeps coughing and clearing his throat. Is he ok?,” one user asked in a tweet, echoing the concern of many viewers.
Some questioned why Biden still coughs into his hand, despite decades of education telling people to cough into their elbow.
He has been seen coughing into his hand on numerous occasions:
Real quick, did Joe “Listen to the Science” Biden never receive the multitude of memos about coughing into your elbow, not your hand? https://t.co/ys8dsp96zJ
— Sara Miller (@Millerita) October 24, 2020
Even CNN’s Jake Tapper has lectured the former vice president on this:
Less than a minute after Joe Biden said he has not taken a coronavirus test, he coughed into his hand on CNN.@jaketapper immediately told him he should be coughing into his elbow and Biden pushed back, saying it’s okay because he’s in his house…
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) March 24, 2020
During a later call with his supporters, Biden said that he was sick, but claimed it was nothing to be concerned about.
Many people on both sides of the aisle have expressed concern throughout the election cycle that the elderly former vice president may not be capable of his duties if elected president because of his psychological and physical health. His recently fractured foot, and now this “cold”, adds to these concerns.