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Why coronavirus outbreak tied to New Orleans swingers event is a ‘metaphor for the U.S.’

“Hannaford said the risks associated with the event weren’t fully apparent to him in early November, when the U.S. was experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases but New Orleans seemed to be holding the line. He thought masking, testing ahead of time and wristbands indicating previous infections would be enough to stem viral spread. But the efforts were not enough, contributing to the massive surge in recent weeks of more than 100,000 Americans testing positive daily.”