Bitcoin 2021 attendees’ positive COVID-19 tests are going viral
June 11, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Several attendees of the Bitcoin 2021 event in Miami have tested positive for COVID-19 after returning home from the conference.
Some of the attendees who attended the Bitcoin 2021 event in Miami last weekend have tested positive for Covid-19 after returning home from the conference, leading to a wave of negative media coverage and social media speculation it could turn into a “super spreader event. ”
Bloomberg called Miami Bitcoin a "Covid hot spot" while Gizmodo reported the conference "May be the latest COVID-19 super spreader event. "
The event was Miami's first major conference since the beginning of the pandemic.
Miami mayor and Bitcoin proponent, Francis Suarez, spoke at the event, and was introduced on-stage as “probably the most irresponsible politician in all of America,” and “the mayor of the meccas of freedom. ”
Social media reports have estimated the number of attendees and positive tests may be higher than mainstream reports.
Influencer “Mr. Whale,” told his roughly 235,000 followers that “dozens” of conference-goers have since tested positive, estimating the event could have seen more than 50,000 attendees.
Bitcoin 2021 was not the first crypto conference to host Covid-19 transmissions, with TorusLabs’ co-founder, Zhen Yo Yong, urging attendees of the Ethereum Community Conference in Paris and ETHLondon hackathon in early 2020 to get tested when he was diagnosed with coronavirus after participating in the events.