Personally,I’m glad that there are people in government who really say what they feel.So,I did not take issue with Joe Biden when he said he really wouldn’t take public transportation right now on The Today Show.Heck,what’s wrong with being overcautious?Nothing at all!
But,Joe Biden is getting some serious heat for telling America that he is really airing on the side of caution.At least,that’s how I took it.Others feel like Joe Biden’s latest “gaffe” was almost akin to “fear-mongering.” Here’s more from ABC News:
“Democrats hustled to temper Vice President Joe Biden’s comments today that he would advise his family to avoid flying or being in confined spaces because of concerns about swine flu, a comment that drew criticism from the travel industry.
At a news conference Wednesday evening, President Obama said Americans who may be sick should avoid airplanes and “any system of public transportation where you’re confined,” but the vice president today took it one step further.
“I would tell members of my family — and I have — I wouldn’t go anywhere in confined places now. It’s not that it’s going to Mexico in a confined aircraft where one person sneezes, that goes all the way through the aircraft,” Biden said on NBC’s “Today” show.
“That’s me,” he said.
“I would not be, at this point, if they had another way of transportation, suggesting they ride the subway,” he said.
“From my perspective, this relates to mitigation. If you’re out in the middle of the field and someone sneezes, that’s one thing. If you’re in a closed aircraft, a closed container, a closed car, a closed classroom, that’s another thing.”
Biden’s comments came just hours before the White House announced that a Department of Energy official who had traveled to Mexico City with Secretary Energy Chu exhibited flu-like symptoms upon his return, but tested negative for the swine flu. However, his wife, son and nephew tested positive for the virus, and have now recovered.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.
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