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Country Music Fest In Boebert’s District A Potential COVID SuperSpreader Event

Country Music Fest In Boebert’s District A Potential COVID SuperSpreader Event

A country music festival is posing a grave public health threat to Rep. Lauren Boebert’s vaccine-resistant Colorado congressional district.

Mesa County, where health officials have been scrambling to contain a new outbreak of COVID-19 among vaccine-hesitant residents in the deeply conservative region, will be hosting the three-day Country Jam Festival amid a surge of the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus.

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The county, where Donald Trump won more than 62 percent of the vote and Boebert won nearly 62 percent, is approaching nearly 300 cases of the Delta variant that’s resulting in more hospitalizations and deaths, even as infection rates plummet in areas of the U.S. with higher rates of vaccination which tend to be the areas that voted for President Joe Biden.

Despite Colorado being a Blue state, the more rural areas lean very Red, hence Boebert’s inexplicable rise to Congress despite only receiving her GED while on the 2020 campaign trail. More than half the state’s 534 cases of the Delta variant are in Mesa County, where only 40 percent of people are fully vaccinated and 44 percent have gotten at least one dose, and hospitals are already nearing capacity.

COVID-19 conspiracy theories and anti-government sentiment are prevalent in the county, which earlier this month hosted a seminar spreading coronavirus disinformation organized by Boebert’s campaign manager Sherronna Bishop, featuring a Nigerian doctor hyped by Trump who claims sexual dreams about demons cause many health problems.

Boebert herself has cast doubts on the vaccines and masks and has pushed back against mandatory vaccinations.

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