St. Louis, Missouri 2020-10-18 20:15:00 –
(CNN)-Dr. Anthony Fauci was infected with Covid-19 after seeing President Donald Trump surrounded by people without face masks and ignoring best public health practices. “I’m not surprised at all,” he said.
Infectious disease expert Fauci said in an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes” broadcast Sunday, “When you see him in a completely unstable and crowded situation, he doesn’t get sick. I was worried. Few people are wearing masks between people. “
“When I watched it on TV, I said,’Oh, my goodness. Nothing good comes out of it, it will be a problem,'” he continued.
“And surely it turned out to be a Superspreader event.”
Forch seemed to refer to an event in Rose Garden where Trump announced that Judge Amy Coney Barrett had been elected to replace Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the Supreme Court. At least 12 people were Covid-19 positive after attending the event on September 26th.
The ceremony was held outdoors and many participants were tested before admission, but in the photos and videos of the event, few people wore masks and many greeted with hugs and handshakes. , Mixed and sitting very close.
There were also small private gatherings within the White House that did not include masking or social distance, which public health experts advised to be essential to stop the spread of the virus.
Fauci previously labeled the event “Superspreader.” It notes the lack of public health measures in place and the subsequent positive test slate.
“The data speaks for itself,” he said.
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