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  • this upscale town is in turmoil Today.

  • Westport is ground zero for the Corona virus in the state of Connecticut, and officials say it's all because of one birthday party.

  • The 40th birthday party was held on March 5th in a private home.

  • Before there was a single case of Corona virus in the state, there were 50 guests, and it was reportedly quite a party.

  • But days later, many of the guests started falling ill.

  • The guests came from several nearby towns.

  • Others worked in New York City.

  • As they went about their lives, they unknowingly spread the virus.

  • One guest even flew home to South Africa, carrying the virus with him.

  • It's nearly impossible to figure out where all of those party guests went the next night.

  • Who they interacted with, where their kids went to school, where the teachers lived.

  • It becomes a mess, and we have to recognize that there is now community spread.

  • One stricken guest who attended the party is Connecticut resident Cheryl Charter, and she appears on the cover of this week's Time magazine.

  • The headline.

  • When the World Stops, we asked Dr Ross how a friendly birthday party could be come such a devastating super spreader.

  • When you go to a party there to have a good time, so you shake hands, you hug people.

  • You know them, probably right.

  • You're at a party together, you share utensils, you help each other out.

  • By cutting a piece of cake for each other, you take some of the hand food.

  • Westport Party is a perfect example of why social distancing is so critical.

  • Now Westport is totally shut down.

  • Ah, ghost town.

  • The town's famous residents include today show host Craig Melvin.

  • He's joining others in urging his neighbors to stay inside.

this upscale town is in turmoil Today.

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Connecticut Party Blamed for Coronavirus Spread

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/30
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