Fourth of July celebrations increase risk of ‘superspreader’ events, experts warn

  • Officials prevent municipal gatherings in effort to slow spread
  • Experts urge Americans at barbecues to follow health guidelines

The Fourth of July is traditionally for barbecues, fireworks, boisterous partying and various hijinks to celebrate Independence Day. But this year, with coronavirus cases soaring to all-time highs, medical experts warn that the normal US holiday exuberance could instead create infection “superspreader” events.

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