Joe Biden (D), during a Tuesday press conference in Wilmington, Delaware, told reporters that he has not been tested for the Chinese coronavirus.
“No I have not been protected,” Biden began before quickly correcting himself. “I have not been tested for the coronavirus for two reasons.”
“One, I have had no symptoms,” the Democrat Party’s presumptive nominee said as he knocked on wood. “As my mother would say, ‘Knock on wood.’”
Biden also said he has not been tested because he did not want to “take anybody else’s place in the process.”
However, the presidential hopeful said those in his direct vicinity, such as Secret Service and staffers, have been tested.
“But the Secret Service, they all get tested. They’re around my home. And anyone who comes into my home including staff … is tested to determine whether they have the virus,” the former vice president said, explaining that he