Asked about Biden's comments today, Daley replied, "Well, no. We all have to get to work. I mean, we'd be staying out of our cars. We'd be staying out of subways, out of elevators - how about elevators? No, no, no. You have to remember - we have to ... use some common sense."
Biden's advice raised eyebrows as it went beyond government-recommended precautions. A White House spokesperson attempted to clarify the remarks, saying that Biden meant only that sick people should avoid confined public spaces like subways.