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Thursday, September 02, 2021

Health officials in Illinois have linked nearly 200 COVID-19 cases to two events -- a church camp for teens and a men's conference -- and the number of people who may have been exposed may be much greater and from multiple states.



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...A majority of those cases, 122, were attributed to attendees, with 87 people contracting COVID-19 during the camp and 35 during the conference. Most of those cases, 104, were unvaccinated people.

Only five people were hospitalized, none of whom had been vaccinated, and no deaths were reported. But officials say that more than 1,000 people across at least four states could have been exposed through the two events, the CDC said.

The report points to these cases as an example of the dangers of hosting large events with little to no safeguards in place. Attendees at both events were not required to be vaccinated, and organizers did not require participants to get tested before allowing entry, the report says.

Nearly 300 teens between the ages of 14 and 18 attended the camp after traveling together in large groups on buses. They spent the week living and dining together and mingling with other campers, according to the CDC.

It's unclear whether masks were required, but the report says that a list of items to pack for the week did not include masks. Similarly, another 500 people attended the men's conference, where masks were also not required, the CDC says....

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-02 11:15 AM | Reply

What is a "men's conference?"

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-02 06:53 PM | Reply

What is a "men's conference?"



#3 | Posted by truthhurts at 2021-09-02 06:54 PM | Reply

I'm a little surprised the anti-maskers can find a venue for their super spreaders events. Seems like a pretty big liability for the venue owner.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-02 06:57 PM | Reply

#5 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-02 08:35 PM | Reply

#6 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-02 08:36 PM | Reply

#7 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-02 08:36 PM | Reply

God wanted to call some of them home early...

Yay Geebus!

#8 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-09-03 05:55 AM | Reply

The more anti-vaxxers = the less anti vaxxers

#9 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-09-03 10:13 AM | Reply

If people could stop being stupid for just a couple of months it would make a huge difference.

#10 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2021-09-03 12:46 PM | Reply

"Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius." - Abbot Arnaud Amalric, 1209

Crusades and Massacres, not just for the Middle Ages!

#11 | Posted by El_Buscador at 2021-09-03 01:17 PM | Reply

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