Fear not, Mr. Vice President, you need only touch the hem of his garment (OR wash your hands OR calculate the odds of your family being infected OR not spout-off about something of which you are ignorant... Well, maybe it would be best to just shut up all the time like you had been doing so as not to mess with the cool vibe man).
Early in the 1900s polio and flu killed Americans by the tens of thousands and we, as a country, survived and prospered in spite of it (and with great courage). We also found a cure for polio and developed the flu vaccine.
What a sad, miserable state we have come to when a flu outbreak in Mexico causes our Vice President to tinkle on himself. What's Joe Biden wearing today? Depends.