Maine Wedding Outbreak Offers a Cautionary COVID-19 Tale for the Holidays
Disease detectives say a summer wedding in Maine serves as a grim example of the far-reaching consequences of gatherings in the Covid-19 era. The wedding reception at a small town led to three separate Covid-19 outbreaks that infected 178 people, putting three into the hospital and killing seven more, health investigators reported last Thursday.
None of those who got seriously ill or died even went to the wedding, and many lived 100 miles away. It is a case study of how failure to follow social distancing and masking guidelines can have far-reaching consequences, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in its weekly report.
Meanwhile, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says Americans may need to “hold off” on Thanksgiving celebrations this year.