Republicans In Hamilton County TN Live In A State of Denial Over Risk of Infection In Attending 500 Person Dinner
Covid 19 precuations include wearing mask and social distancing at 6 feet. If social distancing is not possible, wear a mask. Look at this picture and ask yourself whether the people in the highlighted areas are social distancing, wearing masks and protecting themselves from infection. This photo shows Bill Hagerty greeting a GOP member on July 31.
Recently, the Hamilton County Tennessee GOP held their Lincoln Day Dinner. 500 were in attendance. After a Chattanooga Times Free Press report about one of the attendees having Covid 19, The Hamilton County Health Department recommended all 500 attendees get Covid testing.
Some GOP members live in a state of denial continuing to blame the press for inaccurate reporting and fear mongering. Here is a summary of the essence of what some attendees think.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported that at least one attendee at the July 31 GOP dinner attended by a maskless Hagerty had coronavirus. The August 5 report showed Hagerty and attendees without masks. On August 6, the day after the Times Free Press report, Hagerty's image suddenly changed showing him wearing a mask greeting voters in an outdoor venue.
"We felt comfortable attending the Lincoln Dinner because the GOP conducted screenings, temperature checks, and masks were provided.
The media and some on social media did not relay any of the precautions being taken, instead leaning on the side of fear-mongering and criticism as is today’s normal reaction."
Republicans want to shift the blame to the news media accusing the media of undertaking a course of fear mongering and not depicting the truth. In this instance, the accusations that there is fear mongering and criticism being today's normal reaction is severely misplaced.
The following pictures were not taken by the news media, these are pictures appearing on the Senate candidate's social pages of Bill Hagerty and Manny Sethi. These pictures show that the attendees at this 500 person dinner were not social distancing, they were not wearing masks (with two exceptions) and they were not taking precautions. Therefore, it appears that the attendees were simply careless republicans attending a 500 person event at a great risk of infection.
When you are done looking at the photos, and the areas we are highlighting, ask yourself who is being truthful and who is distorting the behavior of those attending this 500 person event? Moreover, ask yourself who is rationalizing their way out of the truth to live in a state of denial?
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