December 11th, local time, according to local media reports in the United States, a new study shows that 205,000 to 300,000 cases of COVID-19 in the United States and around the world can be traced back to the two-day annual Bojian Conference held in Boston in February.
According to a study published in the journal Science by infectious disease doctor Jacob Lemieux of Massachusetts General Hospital, the number of COVID-19 cases caused by Bojian annual meeting in Boston in February accounted for about 1.6 percent of all cases in the United States.
Bojian Annual Meeting was held in a hotel in Boston from February 26 to 27, 2020, when about 175 people attended.
After the meeting, the participants flew to all over the world. Soon after, many people began to feel uncomfortable.
According to the investigation, it was determined that about 100 cases of COVID-19 were directly related to the meeting. As of November 1, the number of infections caused by the meeting is expected to reach 205,000 to 300,000, involving 29 states in the United States and countries such as Australia, Slovakia and Sweden.
Florida was the hardest hit, with around 71,450 COVID-19 cases linked to the meeting, according to current data. “This is a good proof that if the spread of COVID-19 is not controlled, it will lead to serious consequences,” Lemieux’s study said.