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“Storming of Capitol was Textbook Potential Coronavirus Superspreader, Experts say”

The Washington Post interviewed Dr. Jonathan Fielding, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health distinguished professor of health policy and management, about the public health implications of the storming of the U.S. Capitol.

Friday, January 8, 2021

Wednesday’s storming of the U.S. Capitol did not just overshadow one of the deadliest says of the coronavirus pandemic — it could have contributed to the crisis as a textbook potential superspreader, health experts warn.

Thousands of Trump supporters dismissive of the virus’s threat packed together with few face coverings — shouting, jostling and forcing their way indoors to halt certification of the election results, many converging from out of town at the president’s urging.

Police rushed members of Congress to crowded quarters where legislators say some of their colleagues refused to wear masks as well.