05/31/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Daley: Biden Wrong On Swine Flu And Public Transit

Mayor Daley said Thursday that he disagrees with Vice President Joe Biden's suggestion to his family that they avoid subways to help prevent catching swine flu, the Tribune reports.

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.