Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has not been tested for COVID-19, a campaign official confirmed on Sunday.
“He has not been tested; however, we have put the strictest protocols in place and, moving forward, should he need to be tested, he certainly would be,” deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield said during an appearance on ABCs “This Week.”
Still, she insisted that Biden, 77, has not been infected with the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, which causes the COVID-19 disease.
“He has not had the virus. The vice president has not had the virus,” she said.
The campaign has put into place “really strict protocols” to screen anyone coming into contact with either Biden or Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), the vice presidential nominee, according to the campaign.
A significant percentage of people who contract the virus show zero or few symptoms. Theres no clear way to tell if one has had the new illness without a test, whether its the type of test that determines if a person currently has the malady or an antibody test, which indicates that people have had COVID-19 in the past.
President Donald Trump, who Biden is challenging, has been tested dozens of times. None have come back positive.