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Trump Virus Adviser Says Parties Fueling Spread

Trump Virus Adviser Says Parties Fueling Spread
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Monday, 17 August 2020 07:11 PM

President Donald Trump’s top coronavirus adviser says families and friends holding parties is helping fuel the virus’ spread, issuing the warning as some colleges are dealing with outbreaks tied to parties.

Dr. Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, urged people to wear masks and socially distance after visiting with Gov. Asa Hutchinson and state health officials, pointing to the gatherings as a particular concern.

“We’re finding that the majority of community spread right now is happening from parties, either indoors or outdoors, where people are with their families or friends and believe there’s no one there ... (who) has COVID,” Birx told reporters outside the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion.

“And yet there is someone there that has the virus and they don’t know they have the virus because a significant number are asymptomatic.”

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President Donald Trump's top coronavirus adviser says families and friends holding parties is helping fuel the virus' spread, issuing the warning as some colleges are dealing with outbreaks tied to parties. Dr. Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House coronavirus task...
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