Like the burning man Beach Festival Mexico has become a hotbed for COVID-19, with many participants infected with the virus and taking it with them to the United States, according to a new report.
The four-day art and music festival Art with Me, now referred to as the SuperSpreader event, took place from November 11 to November 15 in Toulouse, Mexico. Said the Daily Beast No less social distance and no more masked people.
Checkmate Health Strategies, a private COVID testing company, said most of the positive COVID tests administered over the past few weeks were from people who went to the Art with Me festival or were in contact with someone who attended. Outlet.
“I’s going to say that 60-70 percent of my positives in New York City over the past two weeks have been a direct result of people coming back with me to Art, or directly to someone who’s been attending Art with me. Eleanor Volsak, founder of Checkmate Health Strategies, told the Daily Beast.
Angelica, a New York City woman who asked Fox News not to release her last name, went to Toulouse during an outbreak and contracted the virus in the summer. A friend who went to Art With Me parties told Fox News that he was sick with viral symptoms in New York.
“My friend was in Toulom on vacation at the time and he was staying in the hotel zone next to the festival,” Angelica said. “She went to parties and some installations. She was already starting to feel bad in Toulom and she had it all by the time she landed in New York City. [COVID] Symptoms: Headache, fever, diarrhea, weakness, loss of smell – practically every symptom on the list except shortness of breath. It lasted at least a week until she was well. “
The CDC strongly opposes the US trip to Mexico, listing it at level 4, or the “highest” risk category – Its highest level.
On November 30, the World Health Organization described Mexico as “in a bad state.” Mortality will increase The week before that, the country was advised to be cautious. As of December 1, Mexico’s death toll had risen to 105,940, the fourth highest in the world, with 1,113,543 confirmed cases of the new corona virus.
“Everything I say is not a mask. I’m not sicker than I did in my life after that party,” one woman told the Daily Beast.
Event organizers are said to have issued guidelines to control the spread; However, after attending the festival, the person who was said to be infected with the virus provided guests with finger food along with the guests who served them.
Art with Me did not immediately send a Fox News request for comment.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.