Health experts label President’s rally ‘dangerous move’ in age of coronavirus
The Associated Press - June 14, 2020 8:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Health experts are questioning the President’s decision to rally his supporters at a large indoor arena in Oklahoma. They cite the danger of infection spreading among the crowd and sparking outbreaks when people return to their homes. The COVID-19 case numbers in Oklahoma are reportedly low, but rising.
The campaign itself acknowledges the risk in a waiver attendees must agree to for the rally this coming Saturday in Tulsa. Whether the campaign will take any of the precautions advised by state and local health departments is unclear.
Oklahoma health authorities say anyone who attends a large public event should get tested for COVID-19 shortly afterward. The CDC continues to recommend the use of masks for anyone going into public spaces where a social distance of six feet cannot be reliably maintained.