Fauci: Barrett WH Ceremony Was Superspreader Event

The Hill reports:

Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), on Friday said the White House held a coronavirus “superspreader event,” referring to the White House ceremony for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. “I think the data speak for themselves,” Fauci said during a CBS News Radio interview when speaking on the importance of mask-wearing to curb the spread of COVID-19.

“We had a superspreader event in the White House, and it was in a situation where people were crowded together and were not wearing masks. So the data speak for themselves,” Fauci said. The comment from the nation’s top infectious diseases expert comes after nearly a dozen people who attended the Sept. 26 White House ceremony for Barrett’s nomination tested positive for COVID-19, including President Trump, the first lady, Kayleigh McEnany, Kellyanne Conway and several others.