Nashville accused of hiding low number of COVID-19 cases linked to bars and eateries

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Cases on lower Broadway and they had been so low. The mayor's office and the Metro Health Department decided to keep its secret emails between the mayor's senior advisor of the Health department reveal only a partial picture, but what they reveal is disturbing. The discussion involves the low number of Corona virus cases emerging from bars and restaurants and howto handle that, and, most disturbingly, how to keep it from the public on June 3rd. We have contact racing was given a small view of growing virus clusters, construction and nursing homes were found to be causing problems with more than 1000 cases traced each category But bars and restaurants reported just 22 cases. Leslie Waller from the Health Department asks. This isn't going to be publicly released right? Just info from Mayor's office. Correct not for public consumption right Senior advisor Benjamin Eagles a month later, the health Department was asked point blank about the rumor. They're only 80 cases traced to bars and restaurants. A Tennessee lookout reporter Nate Row, asked. The figure you gave more than 80 does lead to a natural question. If there have been over 20,000 positive cases of Copan, 19 and Davidson and only 80, or so are traced to restaurants and bars. Doesn't that mean restaurants and bars aren't a very big problem? Health Department official Brian Todd asked five Health Department officials. Please advise how you recommend. I respond and the name of the top of the responses clipped off. But you may find the answer unacceptable. Quote.

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