Provincetown covid outbreak: How a resort town stress-tested the vaccine with summer partying

There was no “patient zero” in Provincetown, according to experts who studied the virus’s spread, and no single superspreader event. Instead there were infections linked to myriad indoor spaces: live shows, dance clubs and Airbnbs where, for instance, an entire group of seven might have contracted covid-19, according to Katsurinis. Infections concentrated among younger men as they flocked to signature summer events like Bear Week, part of gay culture for guys on the huskier and hairier side.

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