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February 19, 2021

California conference in ‘immunity bubble' spreads COVID-19

CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — XPrize founder Peter Diamandis thought he could hold a conference in an “immunity bubble” in the middle of California's COVID-19 surge last month but instead created a superspreader event that infected attendees, staff and himself.

“I was wrong,” Diamandis wrote in a Feb. 12 blog post that detailed the implications of a false sense of security created by negative test results that may lower vigilance and his conclusion that face masks and distancing really are effective.

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