A mass gathering in Florida could turn into a COVID-19 super-spreader event, warned Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, on Thursday. Speaking on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show, Fauci said coverage of Daytona Bike Week—a Florida motorcycle rally where 300,000 attendees are expected—gave him “chills” because of its potentially dangerous public health implications. Read on, and to stay safe, remember: You “Should Not Get” COVID Vaccine If You Have This Condition, Says CDC.
“It’s really ill-advised,” said Dr. Fauci
“I understand people want to get out and enjoy themselves and get back to what would have been normal a couple of years ago, but we really just got to hang on a bit longer,” said Fauci. “We’re really going in the right direction.” COVID cases have been declining nationwide, but health officials worry that rapidly spreading coronavirus variants could spark another surge of the disease.