Making Sense of Plexiglass and the Vice Presidential Debate

Despite the president’s Covid-19 diagnosis and the outbreak spreading throughout the White House, Wednesday’s vice-presidential debate in Salt Lake City has not been canceled. This is due, in part, to a sheet (or sheets) of plexiglass, which is expected to be used as a barrier between vice-presidential candidates Mike Pence and Kamala Harris at the debate.

Meanwhile, Pence’s team has resisted the move, calling the plexiglass “medically unnecessary.” Pence has tested negative for the coronavirus and has no symptoms, though he is

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