Twitter users question whether Pence had ‘COVID eye’ at debate

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Vice President Mike Pence looks on during the vice presidential debate in Kingsbury Hall at the University of Utah on October 7, 2020, in Salt Lake City, Utah. (ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images)

Vice President Mike Pence looks on during the vice presidential debate in Kingsbury Hall at the University of Utah on October 7, 2020, in Salt Lake City, Utah. (ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images)

During the vice presidential debate on Wednesday, many Twitter users were fixated not on the arguments — but on a fly that landed on Mike Pence’s head.

It quickly gained celebrity status. By the end of the night, it had its own Twitter account with 50,000 followers.

But Twitter users’ first fixation was on Pence’s left eye. The eye was red from the moment he took his seat behind a plexiglass barrier.

It prompted some on Twitter to question whether it was “COVID eye” — better known as conjunctivitis or “pink eye.”

Read the full story on the LATimes.com.

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