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Coronavirus Concerns Force Bernie Sanders to Cancel Cleveland Rally

COVID-19 could be an x-factor in the 2020 race still.

Americans are working hard this week to understand precisely what is necessary to remain safe during the global coronavirus panic.

The illness, a novel strain of the common coronavirus dubbed COVID-19, has been spreading across the map at a record pace.  China has taken the brunt of the carnage after the virus first jumped from animals to human beings in the city of Wuhan, possibly at a wildlife market.

Since then, nations around the globe have been working to curb COVID-19’s spread.  In The United States, President Trump’s administration has just announced that they have struck a deal with health insurance companies in order to waive the fees that a consumer might encounter when attempting to get tested for the virus.

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Furthermore, a number of major gatherings around the nation have been canceled out of fear of providing ample victims for the indiscriminate illness.  This includes rallies out on the 2020 campaign trail.

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Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders abruptly cancelled plans for an election night rally Tuesday evening in Cleveland, Ohio out of “concern for public health and safety” amid coronavirus fears.

Sanders, I-Vt., made the announcement about his Tuesday night event hours before polls closed, and warned that his future events could be subject to cancellation due to public safety concerns.

“Out of concern for public health and safety, we are canceling tonight’s rally in Cleveland,” the Sanders campaign spokesman, Mike Casca, said in a statement Tuesday afternoon. “We are heeding the public warnings from Ohio state officials, who have communicated concern about holding large, indoor events during the coronavirus outbreak.”

“Sen. Sanders would like to express his regret to the thousands of Ohioans who had planned to attend the event tonight,” Casca continued, adding that “all future Bernie 2020 events will be evaluated on a case by case basis.”

In contrast, President Trump has been defiant when it comes to his rallies, stating that he will continue to tour the nation and meet with his base despite concerns over the virus.

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