Ben Carson was spotted at an indoor fundraiser where attendants weren't wearing masks. The Hill reported that the housing and urban development secretary was present at a fundraiser for Republican Bob Good, who is running for a seat in Virginia's 5th Congressional District. Even though press weren't allowed at the event, people posted photos of the event on Facebook.
Pictures showed Carson and other attendees congregating together while maskless. Other images feature Carson eating and talking to other guests without wearing a mask himself. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends wearing a mask when out in public or attending events. The Virginia Department of Health requires people to wear masks “when spending time in indoor public settings.” It's unclear if the event was in a public or private location. State officials also mandated dining businesses keep separate parties six feet apart, and the photos show the opposite.
In a June interview with ABC News, Carson said if everyone wore masks, "it will make a dramatic difference." The CDC also noted that people of color in the United States have been disproportionately affected during the COVID-19 pandemic, citing higher rates of hospitalization, cases and even deaths. Last week, a Georgia lawmaker crowdsurfed while unmasked at a Donald Trump rally.
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