Friday Marks One Year Anniversary Of Biogen Conference That Spread COVID-19

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Friday is the one year anniversary of the Biogen conference at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel in Boston. It is considered Massachusetts’ first major super-spreader event.

Of the 175 people that attended the conference, 99 ended up testing positive for COVID-19. It is believed they carried the virus to different parts of the country and elsewhere around the word.

A study, published in Science Magazine, suggests that as of Nov. 1 of last year, the conference could have been responsible for up to 300,000 coronavirus cases. That is the equivalent to 1.6% of all cases in the United States.

Cases were also traced to foreign countries, like Australia, Slovakia, and Sweden.

WBZ NewsRadio's Jim MacKay (@JimMacKayOnAir) reports

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