Effect of Election on Pandemic Still Unknown

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s presidential primary election held last month in the face of the coronavirus pandemic drew concern from doctors, voters, poll workers and politicians.

Now far beyond the 14-day incubation period for COVID-19 it remains largely unknown just how many people contracted the virus at the polls.

Public health experts say a lack of testing, not enough contact tracing, difficulty in pinpointing where a person got infected and the fact that some people are infected but have no symptoms and therefore don’t get tested, all make it nearly impossible to quantify the impact COVID-19 had during the election.