Trump, Biden hold town halls: 5 healthcare takeaways

Morgan Haefner –
Friday, October 16th, 2020
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President Trumps town hall took place in Miami and was moderated by NBC News host Savannah Guthrie. Mr. Bidens town hall was held in Philadelphia and moderated by ABC News host George Stephanopoulos. Both fielded questions from citizens.

President Donald Trump and former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden got involved in contending city center Oct. 15.

5 takeaways for healthcare leaders:.
1. Ms. Guthries first question to President Trump was if he was still experiencing any signs from this COVID-19 diagnosis. He stated “nothing whatsoever.” When pushed by Ms. Guthrie if he had pneumonia throughout this COVID-19 health problem, President Trump said, “No, however they said the lungs are a little bit different, a bit possibly infected.” He did not state contaminated with what.

2. Ms. Guthrie asked President Trump about a Sept. 26 Rose Garden occasion that more than 30 people, consisting of the president, checked favorable for COVID-19 after participating in. She mentioned numerous guests were not socially far-off and or wearing masks, which protests CDC suggestions. In his reaction, President Trump said everyone was tested, but appeared to again question mask-wearing. He erroneously pointed out the CDC in declaring that “85 percent of individuals that use masks capture it.” That is not what the report said. President Trump was describing a Sept. 11 CDC report that found when compared to other social activities, individuals who ate in restaurants saw greater risk for infection.

Mr. Biden, as in previous arguments, said he would have responded quicker, and pointed out a January op-ed in which he alerted about the seriousness of the pandemic. Mr. Biden said he did not, but as understanding of the illness has advanced, he now wants a nationwide standard for a COVID-19 response.

4. A citizen asked if Mr. Biden would take a COVID-19 vaccine if it was authorized prior to the end of the year, and if he would mandate a vaccine for the general public. In the vice presidential dispute, Mr. Bidens running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, stated she would not get a vaccine authorized by President Trump, however would if researchers stated it was safe. Mr. Biden stated he would take a COVID-19 vaccine and encourage others to as well if the vaccine had passed appropriate scientific trials. He added that, “we need to be considering making it obligatory,” however stated people wouldnt face fines if they didnt get it.

5. The ACA was brought up during both city center. When addressing a question about the Supreme Court, Mr. Biden said the health law is “really much in jeopardy.” On Nov. 10, the Supreme Court is set to hear a White House-backed suit that seeks to overturn the ACA. Throughout a healthcare concern asked at his debate, President Trump said, “We d like to terminate [the ACA], and we desire a much less costly healthcare.” He did not define what a replacement would look like. President Trump once again said the ACAs protections of preexisting conditions would be kept. However, if the Supreme Court does revoke the ACA, those defenses will no longer be intact.

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In the vice presidential debate, Mr. Bidens running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, stated she wouldnt get a vaccine authorized by President Trump, but would if scientists said it was safe. Mr. Biden said he would take a COVID-19 vaccine and motivate others to as well if the vaccine had actually passed appropriate medical trials. President Trump again stated the ACAs securities of preexisting conditions would be kept.

In his response, President Trump stated everyone was evaluated, but appeared to once again question mask-wearing. Mr. Biden said he did not, however as understanding of the disease has actually advanced, he now desires a nationwide standard for a COVID-19 response.