The Risk of Going To A Super Spreader Event: Tenn State Rep. Mike Carter is in ICU with COVID-19 after attending Lincoln Day Dinner
The Hamilton County Republican Party chose to have a 500 person Lincoln Day Dinner. Many did not wear masks. One of those participants was Representative Mike Carter. Representative Carter now has Covid-19.
(Chattanooga Times Free Press) Carter…attended a July 31 Hamilton County Lincoln Day dinner where a number of prominent Republicans, including Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond and now-U.S. Senate Republican nominee Bill Hagerty, were criticized for not wearing masks. Carter posted a photo of himself smiling and maskless, shoulder-to-shoulder with Hagerty, with the text, "Had a great time tonight at the best Lincoln Day Dinner in Tennessee, Hamilton County, with our next Senator."
Admittedly, it is unknown whether Carter contracted the virus by being exposed at to it at the Lincoln Day Dinner. However, what is known is many Republicans refuse to follow the well-known safety protocols for preventing the spread of the virus. The fact is that the Coronavirus is very real and following the simple steps of wearing masks, social distancing and hand washing will help stop the spread of this dangerous virus.
Moreover, it is extremely unwise to attend events like the Hamilton County Tennessee Lincoln Day Dinner because one infection is one infection too many
onePolitics hopes that Representative Carter has a full recovery. Moreover, after he recovers, we hope that he uses his position in the State Legislature to educate his party and the general public on the dangers of this virus.
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