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ALARMS, AS ALL 50 STATES REOPEN

AND PEOPLE VENTURE OUT IN

PUBLIC.

THEYRE CALLED SUPERSPREADERS.

LARGE, CLOSE GATHERINGS WHERE

THE VIRUS SPREADS LIKE WILDFIRE

FROM ONE INFECTED PERSON TO AN

ENTIRE CROWD.

>> IT WAS JUST ONE POSITIVE

AFTER ANOTHER AFTER ANOTHER

AFTER ANOTHER.

>> Reporter: DARA SWEAT AND 14

OF HER FRIENDS HAD BEEN

CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY AT A

JACKSONVILLE BAR WITHOUT MASKS.

DAYS LATER, THEY STARTED FEELING

SICK, AND ALL TESTED POSITIVE

FOR THE CORONAVIRUS.

>> ITS TERRIFYING.

ITS TRULYITERY TERRIFYING.

JUST A REGULAR SATURDAY NIGHTEGT

YOU THINK YOULL GO HANG OUT

WITH YOUR FRIENDS, AND NEXT

THING YOU KNOW, ALL OF YOU ARE

SICK.

>> Reporter: ACCORDING TO THE

CDC, THE VIRUS IS THOUGHT TO BE

SPREAD MAINLY PERSON TO PERSON,

WHILE TOUCHING INGING SURFACES I

THE MAIN WAY THE VIRUS SPREADS.

INGESTING ENOUGH FROM A SURFACE

TO MAKE YOU SICK IS UNLIKELY.

INDOOR SOCIAL GATHERINGS ARE THE

RISKIEST, AND VIRUS DROPLETS

SPREADING NOT JUST FROM SNEEZING

AND COUGHING, BUT ALSO LOUD

TALKING AND EVEN SINGING.

AT A CHOIR PRACTICE IN

WASHINGTON STATE BACK IN MARCH,

MEMBERS SAY THEY USED HAND

SANITIZER AND REFRAINED FROM

CLOSE CONTACT.

STILL, 53 OF 61 ATTENDEES BECAME

INFECTED, AND TWO DIES.

>> THERES NO OTHER WAY THAT IT

COULD HAVE GOTTEN SPREAD, EXCEPT

BY AEROSOL FROM US BREATHING IN

AND OUT AND SINGING.

THATS THE ONLY POSSIBLE WAY.

>> Reporter: THIS MONTH IN WEST

VIRGINIA, HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE

IDENTIFIED FIVE OUTBREAKS IN

CHURCHES.

>> DEEP BREATHS, YOURE LOUD,

PROPELLING WITH YOUR VOICE, IT

TRAVELS FURTHER.

SAME THING WITH PLAYING AN

INSTRUMENT THAT YOURE BLOWING

INTO, LIKE A SAXOPHONE OR

CLARINET.

SO, LIKE, SCHOOL BAND RECITALS,

THINGS LIKE THAT, ARE OF

CONCERN.

>> Reporter: FOR THE THRONGS OF

YOUNG PEOPLE EAGER TO GET BACK

OUT AND SOCIALIZE, DARA SAYS,

YOU MIGHT WANT TO THINK TWICE.

>> I THINK IT IS A LITTLE TOO

SOON TO ASSUME WE CAN GO OUT AND

HANDLE THAT WITHOUT THERE BEING

REPERCUSSIONS.

>> JOE, YOU KNOW, WEVE HEARD

THAT THE OUTDOOR GATHERINGS ARE

LESS RISKY BECAUSE THEYRE OPEN

AIR, BUT WEVE SEEN ALL THE

PROTESTS AND THE CROWDS.

ARE OFFICIALS CONCERNED ABOUT

THOSE TYPES OF GATHERINGS?

>> Reporter: YEAH, HODA.

THATS RIGHT.

PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS

EXPRESSED CONCERNS ABOUT LARGE

OUTDOOR GATHERINGS LIKE PROTESTS

AND MARCHES, ESPECIALLY IF IT IS

HARD TO SOCIAL DISTANCE AND NOT

EVERYONE IS WEARING A MASK.

THE WHITE HOUSE TASK FORCE HAS

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