HOPE YEN and CALVIN WOODWARD
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders sparred one-on-one Sunday in a Democratic debate held without a live audience in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic. The growing crisis prompted some questionable statements from the presidential rivals, as did issues they argued about for months on once-crowded stages.
A look at how some of their claims compare with the facts:
SANDERS: "We're the only major country on earth not to guarantee health (care for) all people. We're spending so much money and yet we are not even prepared for this pandemic."
BIDEN: "It has nothing to do with 'Medicare for All' — that wouldn't solve the problem at all."
THE FACTS: Biden has a point. The coronavirus pandemic has tak