The Trump and Biden campaigns


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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden addresses supporters as he arrives with his granddaughters in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, November 3.

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Updated 1618 GMT (0018 HKT) November 3, 2020

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden addresses supporters as he arrives with his granddaughters in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, November 3.

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As Donald Trump and Joe Biden campaign for the presidency, their decisions during a global pandemic are on full display.

President Trump has been holding rallies since June, where large crowds are allowed indoors, physical distancing is not required and masks are optional.

Meanwhile Biden, the Democratic nominee, paused in-person campaigning for months. In the final sprint of the campaign, he has ramped up his travel schedule but opted for smaller in-person events that follow Covid-19 safety and prevention protocols.

Their contrasting approaches highlight the stark differences between the two candidates.

Trump announced October 2 that he and the first lady had tested positive for Covid-19. More than a dozen members of Trump’s circle also tested positive, including press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, senior adviser Stephen Miller, campaign manager Bill Stepien and assistant to the President Nicholas Luna.

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