Mike Pence And Kamala Harris Take Part In Vice Presidential Debate
Mike Pence And Kamala Harris Take Part In Vice Presidential Debate

Pence’s eye sparks wild virus theory

 

A small detail on the face of the US vice president Mike Pence has sparked a wild theory online.

Following a fairly civil vice presidential debate between Mr Pence and Senator Kamala Harris, the Democratic nominee for Vice President, a number of Twitter users became fixated on issues not related to the substance of the debate.

First, a fly landing on Mr Pence's head caused a viral storm on Twitter.

Next up, Mr Pence's left eye, which was noticeably red, sparked a wild theory about the Vice President's health.

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A number of Twitter users suggested it could be a "COVID eye", or conjunctivitis linked to coronavirus.

Some pointed out Mr Pence had recently attended a suspected superspreader event at the White House Rose Garden two weeks ago. The high profile event was the announcement of Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination for the US Supreme Court.

"Isn't pink eye a COVID sign lol," food blogger Jerry James Stone wrote on Twitter.

"I have a theory that Mike has covid but his only symptoms are the red eye, fatigue … light symptoms … and they didn't tell anyone because if they were both sick," another Twitter user wrote.

 

 

 

Conjunctivitis is not a common symptom of coronavirus - the American Academy of Ophthalmology reports it can affect between one and three per cent of people with COVID-19.

It's not clear if Mr Pence was suffering from any kind of eye condition.

Mr Pence's press secretary, Devin O'Malley, said in a tweet yesterday Mr Pence had last been tested for COVID-19 on the afternoon of October 6. He tested negative.

Originally published as Pence's eye sparks wild virus theory


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