Thursday, April 30, 2009
Vice president Joe Biden said today he would tell his family members not to use subways in the U.S. as the swine flu outbreak spread to 11 states and forced school closures amid confirmation of the first U.S. death.
When asked whether he would advise family members to use public transportation, Biden replied with rare candor for an elected official:
“I would not be at this point … [be] suggesting they ride the subway.”
Biden made his comments during a brief interview on NBC’s “Today” show during an interview with Matt Lauer.
The vice president said if one person sneezes on a plane “it goes all the way through the aircraft.”