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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The cluster of coronavirus infections that originated from the Big Moose Inn outside Millinocket on Aug. 7 continues to grow in Maine, state health officials said, after guests flouted social distancing and mask guidelines. Now people who have no association with the party have died, including six residents of the Maplecrest Rehabilitation and Living Center in Madison, Maine CDC Director Nirav Shah said in a news briefing Tuesday.

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The Millinocket wedding is not the only rule-defying celebration linked to a growing number of cases, as contact tracers and public health officials across the country continue to track down infections that stem from summer "superspreader" gatherings, including a motorcycle rally in South Dakota and a choir practice in Washington.

Earlier this year, a leadership conference for the biotech company Biogen in Boston made headlines when infections were initially tracked among the attendees who fanned out across several states. Months later, researchers sequenced genetic errors of the virus, linking the outbreak with infections among Boston's homeless population.

Between 10 and 20 percent of infected people are responsible for 80 percent of the coronavirus's spread, Maria Van Kerkhove, technical lead for the World Health Organization's Health Emergencies Program, said at a news briefing Thursday.

American Exceptionalism defined in the error of Trump.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-09-16 09:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

That is truly sad for those folks who died through no fault of their own.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2020-09-16 10:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I am glad that no one dead attended.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2020-09-17 09:57 AM | Reply

Not sure.

Is your position that marriage shouldn't be allowed until COVID is gone?

#4 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-09-17 03:50 PM | Reply

Is your position that marriage shouldn't be allowed until COVID is gone?

#4 | Posted by madbomber

Marrige requires 3 people dum dum, not a crowd.

#5 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-09-17 04:04 PM | Reply

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