Skip to comments.Sturgis motorcycle rally, which drew more than 400,000 people in South Dakota in August linked to more than 250,000 Coronavirus cases, study finds
Posted on 09/09/2020 12:16:55 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
The 10-day Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota in August, which drew more than 400,000 people, has now been linked to more than 250,000 coronavirus cases, according to a study by the IZA Institute of Labor Economics.
Using anonymized cellphone data from the rally, researchers from the University of Colorado Denver, Bentley University, University of California San Diego and San Diego State University found the bikers, who were filmed and photographed in crowded bars, restaurants and outdoor venues mostly without face masks, allowed for many of the worst-case scenarios for superspreading.
The event was prolonged, included individuals packed closely together, involved a large out-of-town population, and had low compliance with recommended infection countermeasures such as the use of masks, the researchers wrote.
The event will cost an estimated $12.2 billion in health-care costs, they wrote.
The cellphone data showed foot traffic at restaurants, bars, hotels and shops in census block groups where the events took place rose by up to 90% during the event. At the same time, stay-at-home behavior declined among residents of Meade County with an up to 10.9% decline in median hours spent at home. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found cases spread both locally and in the home counties of those who attended and then traveled home.
In counties with the largest relative inflow to the event, the per 1,000 case rate increased by 10.7 percent after 24 days following the onset of Sturgis Pre-Rally Events, the researchers wrote.
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Thats a load of crap.
The left doesn’t believe in religion but they believe that somehow mystical powers are thrust upon those who loot and burn and pillage and kill. They cannot transfer the virus.
But bikers can.
so over 60% of the people at that event got the virus? What the heck?
I think proven untrue by math alone. The Hill article is propaganda BS. They keep pushing the lockdown due to one issue: the election.
LOL this is such bull. Hysteria.
Bigger bullscat than the church service that spread the virus to 7 counties...
Love how wonderful Gov Kristi Noem has already called out this flawed report as not based on real science.
You go, Gov Noem!!
Steaming pile alert!
Contact tracers were explicitly prohibited from asking if sick people had attended leftist marches, protests, memorials or riots.
I don’t believe liars. Fake news still lying.
60,000 people in Houston rallied downtown in a single day but the June spike was blamed on bar owners.
YEP not ONE case of virus reported from relentless protesting and riots NOT ONE!!! TOTAL BS!!!
For this to be true each attendee would have to infect 1000 people.
Church services, sports events and biker rallies can spread the virus, but protests, demonstrations and riots cannot................okay, got it................
The hoax continues. The entire world is supposed to look like the “bring out your dead” scene from Monty Python’s Holy Grail by now. It doesn’t. The Narrative is bumping up against reality.
But not one case linked to George Floyd’s golden casket funeral or any of the hundreds of “mostly peaceful protests”. Hmmm.
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