Thousands of people ignored precautions and social distancing during Blue Angels and Thunderbirds flyover
Honoring medical, military, and other essential workers could result in massive COVID-19 contamination in the future, as the thousands of onlookers who were about to watch the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds flyover at the National Mall in D.C. on Saturday completely ignored the requirement to wear masks, gloves and keep apart from each other.
NBC News correspondent Leigh Ann Caldwell was among the reporters who covered the event and tweeted that almost none of those present wore masks.
"On the national mall covering the Blue angels and Thunderbird flyover and there are SOOO many people here. Not wearing masks. Not social distancing," she said.
On the national mall covering the Blue angels and Thunderbird flyover and there are SOOO many people here. Not wearing masks. Not social distancing pic.twitter.com/w5c8R1mlQE— Leigh Ann Caldwell (@LACaldwellDC) May 2, 2020
The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels and the Air Force's Thunderbirds performed flyovers in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia, and then headed to Georgia.