Was the White House reception for Amy Coney Barrett a superspreading event? 

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit

Guests watch as President Trump introduces Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court in the Rose Garden at the White House on September 26. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The event is at least a stark example of what not to do during a pandemic.

As the cluster of coronavirus cases linked to the White House and Washington Republicans grows — there have been 12 reported so far, by Vox’s count — and it becomes increasingly apparent that most of the people with confirmed infections attended a recent White House reception for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, it’s reasonable to ask: Was this a superspreading event, meaning one where a lot of people get infected at the same time, by a common source?

It is difficult to say for sure, but that reception is a vivid example of what not to do during the Covid-19 pandemic:

This picture, taken last Saturday at the White House, shows President Donald Trump hosting a reception for Barrett after he formally nominated her to the…


Leave a Reply


Sign up for our Daily News Briefing

Get daily news delivered to your inbox. 

Build for us, by us...

Social Community

Breaking News

Business Directory



Forge Your Kingdom...

Community is Everything: Build a tribe of inspiring friends. Build a community, of like-minds, who will give you the strength to act on your ideas and inspire you to be the best version of you.


Connect, Share, & Grow! Share your stories!

Mobile Friendly

Access the community from any device.

Buy Black

Thousands of minority-owned businesses at your fingertips.