Mayor John Cooper today saying it’s fake news that Nashville is hiding information about its COVID clusters in bars.
Did Nashville’s mayor deliberately overstate the number of coveted cases tied to Nashville bars when he shut them down July 2nd?
When Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced at a July 2 press conference that he was shutting down all the city’s bars for 14 days, reducing restaurant capacity from 75 percent to 50 percent, and temporarily closing event venues and entertainment venues, all due to “record” cases of COVID-19 traceable to restaurants and bars, he apparently knew that his own Metro Health Department said less than two dozen cases of COVID-19 could be traced to those establishments. But he failed to disclose that the “record” of bar and restaurant traceable cases to which he referred to was about one tenth of one percent of Davidson County’s 20,000 cases of COVID-19.
No one knows how much the Davidson County Sheriff’s Department that is under development will cost in the end — not even the city office responsible for the construction and which now says the project may stop.