Chicago police busted up a house party attended by 1,000 people amid the coronavirus pandemic on Saturday night.
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker slammed the partygoers for violating his orders. "You are literally putting everyone around you in danger -- you are!"
Cell phone video shows partygoers packed into a small space in the Chi while ignoring social distancing precautions.
No one was arrested at the gathering, according to the Chicago Sun Times.
Some of the partygoers wore masks while the majority were bare faced. The 23-minute video footage was posted on Facebook by Chicago resident Tink Purcell.
She was heard saying, "You can't even move in this b*tch!"
Mayor Lori Lightfoot slammed the partygoers as "reckless and utterly unacceptable."
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"I have seen the video which shows what appears to be a house party taking place inside a Chicago residence," she wrote.
"While most Chicagoans are doing their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19, reckless actions like these threaten our public health and risk erasing the progress we have made."
Lightfoot threatened to arrest the party organizers for violating her stay-at-home order.
"We will hold those responsible accountable," she fumed.
"The fewer people who comply with the 'Stay At Home' Order, the sicker our residents will get and the harder it will be for us to recover," she wrote.
But two California doctors say the data doesn't support all the fear mongering.
Dr. Dan Erickson and Dr. Artin Massihi say quarantines are causing more harm than good amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The doctors say quarantines are no longer necessary because the coronavirus is statistically no different from the flu.
Herd immunity, also called population immunity or community immunity, protects against infectious diseases that occur when a large percentage of the population has become immune to an infection, whether through previous vaccinations or through regular exposure to viruses and bacteria.
The physicians say herd immunity can't form if the majority of healthy people stay indoors. Herd immunity also increases good bacteria that helps us fight off infections.
Democratic governors and mayors have been resistant to easing restrictions - at least until after the November elections.
House Democrats are pressuring Trump to add funding for mail-in and absentee ballots into a stimulus package so all Americans can mail in their votes.