Protesters flooding the streets of the United States are in danger of catching the corona virus themselves – and officials have warned it could continue to spread.
“If you were protesting last night, you should get a Govid test this week,” Atlanta Mayor Kaisha Lance Bottoms warned on the streets of her city.
Bottoms is just one of many to note that thousands of people suddenly ignore any lock or social distance to protest the camera death of George Floyd caught in police custody.
“There is still an epidemic in the United States that kills a large number of black and brown people,” he stressed.
Health experts fear that the silent carriers of the virus, which are asymptomatic, may inadvertently infect others, where people are being cheeked and many are without masks.
Even those with masks are not guaranteed safety, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that masks are more likely to prevent people who are infected with the virus than protecting the wearer.
Bradley Pollock, head of the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of California, Davis, warned that “whether they are discharged or not, it will not prevent them from getting the virus.”
Demonstrations will certainly fuel and fuel efforts to lock down the epidemic and tightly regulate social distances, the Minnesota Health Commissioner warned.
“We have two crises,” said Jacob Frey, mayor of Minneapolis, who died when Floyd was arrested on Memorial Day.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has seen more than 1.7 million coronavirus cases with 103,781 deaths.
With Post Wires