“I think the nouveaux riches Obamas are seriously tone-deaf,” said the authority on opulence, André Leon Talley. “We all love Beyoncé. But people have so many things to worry about with Covid, voting rights, climate warming. People are afraid of being evicted from their homes. And the Obamas are in Marie-Antoinette, tacky, let-them-eat-cake mode. They need to remember their humble roots.”
Health agents on the island have reported 54 new COVID-19 cases since Sunday, Aug. 8, with 10 reported on Tuesday, 13 on Wednesday and now 18 new cases reported Thursday. The 54 cases reported over the past five days come after case levels reached near-zero totals at the beginning of the summer, according to The Vineyard Gazette.
Martha’s Vineyard Hospital spokeswoman Marissa Lefebvre told the Herald they have also seen a jump in people coming in for tests for coronavirus. She said the number of positive hits is also up and they have a patient in the hospital who is ill.
“This is the busiest time on the island,” Lefebvre added. “It’s impossible for us to know at this point” if the infections are linked to the Obama bash.
Yes, if the tent were open to allow free flow of air, transmission was unlikely.
More likely places to catch COVID would be inside local restaurants, bars, hotels, guest houses, limos, private jets, etc. I assume most of the out-of-town guests were there for more than just the party.
We have not heard anything about guests at the party catching COVID. That could be because none of them got it. A more likely scenario is that they only showed symptoms after leaving the island, and the details of the outbreak remain a state secret.