Top health official recommends no 'large crowds' as campaign season rolls forward

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Both Democratic presidential candidates have canceled rallies as the spread of the coronavirus continues in the United States.

From March 10 testimony in the House Oversight Committee:

REP. GLENN GROTHMAN (R-WI): Is the NBA underreacting, or is the Ivy League overreacting?

 

DR. ANTHONY FAUCI, director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health: We would recommend that there not be large crowds. If that means not having any people in the audience when the NBA plays, so be it.

 

But as a public health official, anything that has large crowds is something that would give a risk to spread.