The Super Bowl, the most watched football event in the United States, will be held on the 7th local time.
The game has aroused concerns of U.S. health experts and officials that the event, which is equivalent to a national holiday celebration, may become another “super-spreading event” of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.
Although the NFL said that they would take a number of pandemic prevention measures, some American health experts worry that many gatherings in the United States may be held, which will pose great challenges to the pandemic prevention work.
Ashish Jaa, Dean of the School of Public Health of Brown University: I don’t think it’s really important that we should have such a large indoor gathering.
When people speak out loud, the virus is more likely to spread, which unfortunately can make things worse.
According to U.S. media reports, Warrensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also expressed concern about the Super Bowl.
She said that the spread of the pandemic caused by fan gatherings had occurred, so care must be taken.
Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, also said recently that fans should not gather to watch football or eat together against the current situation that the pandemic in the United States is still uncontrolled.
The venue asked all the police officers to be on standby, causing dissatisfaction.
In addition, in Tampa, Florida, the venue of the game, the local government asked all the police to be on standby, which caused dissatisfaction among the police officers.
Portman, the head of the local relevant police association, said why large-scale activities should be held since the pandemic is not under control.
She said that about 300 local police officers have been infected with COVID-19 since the pandemic, and holding large-scale events will increase the risk of police infection. But now it seems that everything is for money.
The safety and health of the police are no longer important.