TUESDAY, June 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s planned rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma next Saturday is “extraordinarily dangerous,” public health experts warned.
Even the Trump campaign appears to recognize the risk of holding the rally during the coronavirus pandemic, and wants attendees to sign a waiver absolving Trump’s team of any responsibility if people get sick, the Associated Press noted.
There’s a danger that coronavirus infection will spread among the attendees, who could spark outbreaks in their communities when they return home, experts say.
The Trump rally is “an extraordinarily dangerous move for the people participating and the people who may know them and love them and see them afterward,” Dr. Ashish Jha, director of Harvard’s Global Health Institute, told the AP.
The director of the Tulsa City-County Health Department is among those worried about the rally.
“I’m concerned about our ability to protect anyone who attends a large, indoor event, and I’m also concerned about our ability to ensure the president stays safe as well,” Dr. Bruce Dart told the Tulsa World newspaper, the AP reported.
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