Joe Biden's CNN townhall on Tuesday night was notable for a number of reasons: He gave Americans an honest assessment of when we can expect to have enough vaccinations to win the war on COVID, he said it's time to stop obsessing over Trump and he was thoughtful about the exactly what he can and can't do about student loans.

But the most important exchange happened when Biden took a question from a mother, who shared that her 8-year-old daughter, who was standing at her side, was fearful that she or her parents might get sick and die from the virus.

"My children, Layla 8, here, and my son Mateo, 7, at home, often ask if will they catch Covid, and if they do, will they die?" graphic designer Jessica Salas said to Biden during the townhall.

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