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Penn State hosted Auburn on Sept. 18, with 109,958 fans in attendance dressed in white. It was the second largest post-pandemic crowd of any sporting event, meaning it had to be a widespread superspreader, right?
If you take Twitter for real life, you were probably fed this nonsense, but NBC’s Shaquille Brewster is reporting that the large, unmasked crowds have not contributed to a spike in COVID-19 cases. Brewster says that all college football states in the south have reported a decline in cases since the start of the season. That includes Florida, which has seen hospitalizations fall 64% since last month, despite routinely seeing Florida fans pack The Swamp with 90,000 plus for every home game. But, but DeathSantis, right?
Wrong. The nation’s top doctors were wrong again, forcing many of them to backtrack on their concerns from over a month ago. That includes Dr. Anthony Fauci, who agreed with MSNBC’s Joy Reid in thinking that COVID-19 would have a “feast” on the large crowds.
The large crowds expand far beyond the south, with college football stadiums seeing full crowds across the country, proving that most people are over the hysteria. The result has been an electric atmosphere at games that was missing in 2020.
Brewster said that doctors have contributed the decline to three things: open air venues, rise in vaccinations and more natural immunity after the Delta variant swept through younger populations.
With open air venues proving to not be superspreaders, the COVID-19 mob has now turned their attention to the large indoor events that are returning. That includes the NBA and NHL, who have begun play. Be on the lookout for more fearmongering to take place once Fauci and other doctors see the looks of maskless faces across indoor venues.