FAST FIVE: Nashville Officials Concealed Low COVID-19 Numbers Coming From Bars And Restaurants: Emails
Nashville Officials Concealed Low COVID-19 Numbers Coming From Bars And Restaurants: Emails Tyler Durden Thu, 09/17/2020 – 01:07 Leaked emails between the senior adviser to Nashville's Mayor and a health department official reveal a disturbing effort to conceal extremely low coronavirus cases emanating from bars and restaurants, while the lion's share of infections occurred in nursing homes and construction workers, according to WZTV Nashville.
Construction and nursing homes causing problems more than a thousand cases traced to each category, but bars and restaurants reported just 22 cases.
BT.” The response – from an official whose name was omitted from the leaked email: “My two cents.
We have certainly refused to give counts per bar because those numbers are low per site,” adding “We could still release the total though, and then a response to the over 80 could be “because that number is increasing all the time and we don't want to say a specific number.”” According to a metro staff attorney asked by city councilmember Steve Glover to verify the authenticity of the emails, “I was able to get verification from the Mayor's Office and the Department of Health that these emails are real.” Glover told WZTV: “They are fabricating information.
Its gone i don't trust a thing they say going forward …nothing.” Glover says he has been contacted by an endless stream of downtown bartenders, waitresses, and restaurant owners.