This is New Jersey, which has done a very good job of stopping the spread of the virus. For a long time, NJ was second only to New York in numbers of cases and deaths, but it has slowed way down. Incidents like this won't help. I wish I understood how the entire civilized world seems to understand what needs to be done to get the virus under control to some extent and we don't. Are we going to spend the rest of the time until we get a vaccine just playing whack-a-mole with states getting better and then having outbreaks caused by idiots like these. I don't think these people were making a political statement; this was flat-out stupidity.A house party in New Jersey was so packed with partygoers openly flouting the state's Covid-19 crowd guidelines this weekend that it took police officers over 5 hours to break it up. The bust occurred on Sunday at around 8:30 p.m., when police officers arrived at a house in Jackson that was being rented out through Airbnb, according to a statement by Captain Steven Laskiewicz posted on the Jackson Police Department's Facebook page.
Still, the party continued to grow, with the crowd surging to an estimated 700 people with well over 100 vehicles parked in the area, according to the statement.
It took police until 1 a.m. to fully clear the residence. The homeowner and two party organizers were each issued summons, the statement said.
South Korea has been safely playing baseball for nearly three months, and Sunday, they let a few fans back in the stands (10% of capacity). They had 58 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday (there's been an uptick since they started opening up again, with 100 cases on Saturday). The population of South Korea is 52 million, so 100 new cases translates to the equivalent of 600-700 here. We had 56,000 yesterday. They have been safely playing baseball for three months. We couldn't get through one weekend without games being postponed.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/27/us/new-j ... index.html