Jo Jorgensen: Presidential nominee, bitten by possible rabid bat

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Jo Jorgensen: Presidential nominee, bitten by possible rabid bat
Jo Jorgensen: Presidential nominee, bitten by possible rabid bat

Dr. Jo Jorgensen, the 2020 Libertarian Party candidate for President of the United States, will not be attending a rally in Jacksonville today, on account of the fact that she got bitten by a bat and has to go get a rabies vaccine in case she got bitten by a rabid bat.

The professional psychologist and university lecturer is running for president with a slate of policies that would hugely reduce the role of both federal and state governments, while promoting a less restrained free market.

Key among them are prohibiting victims of gun violence from suing firearms manufacturers, blocking US military aid to foreign governments and the abolishment of the US Department of Education. She would reduce all non-violent criminals from American prisons.

In the 2016 election, her predecessor Gary Johnson won just four million votes across the country.

It is unclear where Jorgensen was bitten by the bat, but such rabies infected animals are present in every American state except Hawaii, according to information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Left untreated the disease is 100 per cent fata,l but a series of injections administered soon after any bite will render the illness harmless.

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