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Bitcoin 2021 Labeled a ‘Super Spreading Event’

The Bitcoin 2021 conference may have come and gone, but it’s having a lingering impact as attendees are beginning to test positive for COVID-19....
Bitcoin 2021 Labeled a ‘Super Spreading Event’
Written by Matt Milano
  • The Bitcoin 2021 conference may have come and gone, but it’s having a lingering impact as attendees are beginning to test positive for COVID-19.

    The Bitcoin convention was held last weekend in Miami, with some 12,000 attendees. As one of the first in-person events to happen since the pandemic’s outbreak, Bitcoin 2021 had no mask mandates or proof-of-vaccination requirements. People came from all over the world, mingling for three days.

    In the aftermath of the event, people started testing positive, leading some to label the conference a “super spreader event.”

    https://twitter.com/MiguelICarlos/status/1403079171505418240?s=20

    Some Twitter users are already condemning those who attended without being vaccinated, saying it showed reckless disregard for the health of others.

    While it’s not clear how many have been infected, some users indicated entire groups of people they were hanging out with have all tested positive.

    Bitcoin 2021 illustrates the challenges event holders will continue to face, despite rising vaccination numbers.

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