XANA O’NEILL Updated 9:19 AM EDT, Thu, Apr 30, 2009AP
Vice president Joe Biden said today he would tell his family members not to use subways in the U.S. and implied schools should be shuttered.
Vice president Joe Biden said today he would tell his family members not to use subways in the U.S. and implied schools should be shuttered as the swine flu outbreak spread to 11 states and forced school closures amid confirmation of the first U.S. death.
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“I wouldn’t go anywhere in confined places now,” Biden said when asked whether he would advise family members to use public transportation.
Biden made his comments during a brief interview on NBC’s “Today” show during an interview with Matt Lauer.
“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, it’s you’re in a confined aircraft when one person sneezes it goes all the way through the aircraft. That’s me. I would not be, at this point, if they had another way of transportation suggesting they ride the subway. ”
The vice president also implied that schools should be closed as the threat of swine flu increases.