12,000 of the 12,000 people flew to Miami this past weekend to attend the biggest Bitcoin event in history. Has tested positive for COVID-19
It is unclear how many of the participants were infected.
Bitcoin 2021 draws digital currency enthusiasts from around the world to the Mana Wynwood Convention Center in Miami’s arts and entertainment district. People crowded the auditorium and networked during the three-day event. It is the first general meeting since the coronavirus pandemic. And many associates said they were relieved not to be surrounded by colleagues to exchange news and updates.
no mask mandate And without evidence of vaccination, COVID-19 is just a talking point in the context of the excitement that everyone has reached on the other side of the pandemic.
Indeed, until some participants took to Twitter to say they had tested positive for coronavirus.
in the spirit of full disclosure I got into the show after receiving two doses of Moderna vaccine this spring. Vaccination does not guarantee 100 percent immunity, but at the moment I am showing no symptoms. Many of my conversations with Uber and Lyft drivers started with a shared conversation about vaccinations.
Whether the meeting is billed as an event super spreader in the end?
It is unclear whether the city of Miami has contingency plans for these types of outcomes. The mayor’s office and meeting organizers did not immediately respond to CNBC’s requests for comment.
on tuesday Florida says it will no longer report daily Covid-19 cases and deaths. due to increased vaccination and began to turn into the “next phase” of the pandemic. Florida reported an average of 8 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the past week. According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, that’s far below the pandemic level of 84 per 100,000 people.