America’s favorite sports are on hiatus, and swaths of the nation are under stay-home orders but at least voters will be able to tune in for the Democratic and Republican National Conventions this year, which are still scheduled to take place in August in Milwaukee and Charlotte, respectively. CBS News campaign reporters Adam Brewster and LaCrai Mitchell report that while local and state leaders usually look forward to the spotlight afforded by political conventions, this year is different given the COVID-related constraints. Conversations with dozens of medical experts, businesses and local leaders in both host cities reveal some of the hopes and fears surrounding the conventions this year. “If you have infinite resources and a really good plan, it’s possible,” said Dr. James Conway, an infectious disease expert at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Global Health Institute. He recommended testing attendees and workers at the convention site and other businesses, along with screening for temperatures, frequent and thorough cleaning of event spaces, “abundant” hand sanitizer, social distancing and masks. “We need to make sure that we’re walking the walk and making sure that everyone is safe,” said Angela Lang, executive director of the Milwaukee group Black Leaders Organizing for Communities. “If that means not having an… Read full this story
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