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White House fiasco further proving the case of super-spreader

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No contact tracing of potential super-spreaders event

Just when the most extensive study to date about super-spreaders validated the case itself again after South Korea and Taiwan, a recent event in the White House where Donald Trump contracted COVID-19 just became another example of the scenario. Almost half of Trump’s inner circle has tested positive for coronavirus.

 As the situation drags, talk of the town now is the outbreak’s source, who else got infected, and who’s next? The 150 guests present in the controversial White House Rose Garden when Trump nominated Amy Coney Barett gathered without a face mask is an excellent place to start.

 Member of US Coronavirus Task Force Speaks

Dr. Anthony Fauci, an American physician who has served as counsel to many United States presidents, commented on the White House. Fauci was forward and referred to the data to explain what happened. According to the physician, it was a super-spreader event as there was a crowd gathering, and no one took the precaution of wearing a mask.

The White House, despite constant reminders and advice from its medical team, remained reluctant about the necessary measures when it comes to COVID-19, wearing a facemask and physical distancing.

 Defying Recommendations

The incident happened in the Rose Garden was bound to happen because the White House is relying too much on rapid testing. With the case rising, more than 20 people have now tested positive for the virus. Trump has been minimizing the threat of the virus and was ignoring the necessary safety precautions. Center for Disease Control recommends that even if a person tested negative for rapid testing, it is still imperative to wear a face mask afterward.

 It is advisable to do your meetings indoors, for those who have businesses to attend. Outside, physical distancing should be observed, maintaining at least six feet away from people. The White House defied this again and held a meeting inside White House premises based on the negative rapid test results.

 There was no contact tracing of potential super-spreaders event. The White House did not commence with a rigid contact tracing action. Instead, it just decided that it would notify only those who came in contact with Trump.

 When Trump had his aide, Hope Hicks, who felt sick the night of September 30 when they traveled to Minnesota for public engagement, Trump still traveled the day after to Bedminster.

 Lastly, Trump did not self-isolate. After testing positive for the disease and spending days in the hospital, the president exclaimed he was bored and went for a drive-by to greet his supporters. 

 

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