California car show gets shut down after 3,000+ people turn up

It's been labelled a 'Covid-19 super spreader event'

1y ago

What was meant to be a small car meet at At Loma Linda University Hospital in California, turned out to be what is being described as a COVID-19 'super spreader' after more than 3,000 people rock up.

Only around 24 cars were supposed to turn up to this event, but word must have spread and the car park ended up being full with thousands of people.

NBC Los Angeles says the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department estimates 3,000 to 4,000 people turned out for the event. It got so bad that officials declared the car show a “potential COVID super-spreader event," as there was no was social distancing would have been maintained.

But not only was this bad for the spread of the virus, but there was so much traffic that Sheriff’s Deputy Olivia Bozek told the station “We got some calls from some people who were trying to get to the hospital for medical services, and they weren’t able to get there because there was such congestion and traffic gridlock.”

Eventually, the show was shut down by the police and everyone attending dispersed but the damage has been done. The officers also issued multiple tickets to people who attended.

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      11 months ago
    • Please listen to what John has to say! Let’s keep DriveTribe a fun and friendly place.

        11 months ago
  • People seem to forget that there is a pandemic going on sometimes.

      1 year ago
  • Just read the comments below (28 of them) and could not even believe what I was reading. The level of cognitive dissonance in the country has reached the level of insanity.

    I have the neurological issues that come with COVID. I obtained them through having West Nile infection which included meningitis and encephalitis. It also came with Gillian-Barre Syndrome. Even a mild case of COVID leads to the same issues. I promise you do NOT want to live this way. In fact I expect to see the suicide rate rapidly rise in the US in the years to come from people having had COVID. There is nothing good to come from it. Just wearing a mask helps everyone else. Like ME. I am high risk and when I see all of the people not wearing them A. It makes me aggravated and B. I play a little game called You're Dead. A. because I am being put at risk unnecessarily. How hard is it to wear a mask? Also because now millions more people will be permanently disabled and need help. B The "You're Dead" game - that's for those foolish enough to believe they know better than those posting peer reviewed papers in medical journals as well as the doctor's AROUND THE GLOBE on the front lines fighting this. Sorry but that's just foolish if you believe such and good riddance to you. Darwin's Ghost is coming for those people. I have zero pity for them.

      1 year ago
    • Quite curious. You got infected with West Nile virus; That sucks man, that can honestly be one of the worst invective diseases. So who told you the pathology or symptoms of WNB are like Covid?

        1 year ago
    • Also, can you pathophysiologically explain how getting SARS-2 in all serotypes cause an increase in morbidity by suicide?

      Can’t wait for that one.

        1 year ago
  • and i thought it couldn't get worse after our king went on holiday the day after the prime minister said dont go on holiday

      1 year ago
  • Our only immunity to this deadly virus is good judgement and empathy for others.

    Imagine that. Immunity for a deadly virus could be as simple as caring about one another.

    #socialdistance #wearamask

      1 year ago
    • That’s not what immunity means

        1 year ago
    • Bit of a reality check. Maybe even a maths lesson.

      Keeping with the cdc’s own estimation that there are 40% asymptomatic patients out there and that doesn’t include people that don’t want to get tested because they are fearful of loosing...

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        1 year ago