The folks in Washington are touring NASCAR tracks to see how the authorities are prepared to handle health and other emergencies. Unfortunately, they were advised to take the same precautions as they might take if they were visiting a third world country. Staff who organized the trips advised the NASCAR-bound aides to get a range of vaccines before attending — hepatitis A, hepatitis B, tetanus, diphtheria and influenza.
Congressman Robin Hayes heard about the precautions and is steamed about it.
I’ve been to NASCAR races and I’ve been to Washington, DC. As much as I like both, I’d be more worried about catching something in Washington than at any NASCAR Race.