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  • How the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally may have spread coronavirus across the Upper Midwest (barf)

    10/18/2020 6:32:07 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 18 2020 | Brittany Shammas, Lena H. Sun
    It had been a long ride back from Sturgis, S.D., so when he first felt an ache at the back of his throat, Kenny Cervantes figured he was just tired. He’d traveled the 400-some miles on his Harley, rumbling through wide-open farm and prairie land on his way home to Riverdale, Neb., where his girlfriend was waiting.... Back home, Cervantes took Tylenol for his throat and went to bed early. But he woke up the next morning coughing so hard he struggled to catch his breath. Over the next few days, the pain in his chest made him fear that...
  • 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

    09/09/2020 12:16:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    MSN ^ | 09/09/2020 | Ciara Linnane
    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. Inside a bar in Sturgis, S.D., during the rally, which Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican, supported holding without significant public health protocols. 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...
  • South Dakota Governor Dismisses Sturgis Motorcycle Rally COVID-19 Outbreak As 'Fiction'

    09/09/2020 7:05:58 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 46 replies
    Newsweak ^ | Sept 9, 2020
    South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has dismissed a report suggesting the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally was a "superspreading event" for COVID-19 that cost billions of dollars in health costs. Researchers from the Center for Health Economics and Policy Studies at San Diego State University in California claimed event, which attracted nearly 500,000 visitors, may have resulted in 266,796 new coronavirus cases—nearly 20 percent of the 1.4 million new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the U.S. between August 2 and September 2.
  • Sturgis Motorcycle Rally linked to 20% of US coronavirus cases in August: researchers

    09/08/2020 12:08:45 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sep 8, 2020 | Evie Fordham
    Nineteen percent of the 1.4 million new coronavirus cases in the U.S. between Aug. 2 and Sept. 2 can be traced back to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally held in South Dakota, according to researchers from San Diego State University's Center for Health Economics & Policy Studies. That's more than 266,000 coronavirus cases attributed to the 10-day event, which more than 460,000 people attended despite fears it could become a so-called super-spreader event...... Researchers from the Center for Health Economics & Policy Studies also studied the spread of COVID-19 tied to Black Lives Matter protests throughout the U.S. and concluded the...
  • OH THE HORROR! The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally COVID-19 Numbers Are in and They Are Shocking! More people died from fatal crashes during the rally than from the virus.

    09/02/2020 10:25:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/02/2020 | Stacey Lennox
    <p>The 80th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally took place from August 7-16 in South Dakota. Attendance at the rally was slightly down, at 462,000, a 7.5% decrease from 2019. No doubt COVID-19 fears played a part in the attendance reduction. Perhaps those with pre-existing health conditions declined to attend.</p>
  • Sturgis motorcycle rally: A person with Covid-19 may have exposed others at a bar

    08/19/2020 4:20:37 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 19, 2020 | Eric Levenson
    A person who spent hours at a bar during the Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota last week has tested positive for Covid-19, state health officials said Tuesday. The potential exposure came during the city's 80th annual Sturgis motorcycle rally August 7-16..... Many of those gathered did not wear masks or keep distance from others, most notably at a concert for the rock band Smash Mouth.
  • Anqueega head to Sturgis Biker Rally, need police to protect them (strong language)

    08/17/2020 9:39:49 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8/16/20 | The Salty Cracker
  • ANTIFA goes to Sturgis

    08/16/2020 7:32:17 AM PDT · by rey · 57 replies
    Youtube ^ | 16 Aug 2020
    An interesting video of ANTIFA demonstrating at the Sturgis Bike Rally. Everyone respected the police, and the defund police group, ANTIFA, was likely saved by the police. It is interesting to contemplate a similar event, say a small group of the people at the rally demonstrating in Portland or Berkley.
  • Sunday News Roundup: Antifa Goes to Sturgis and Portland Cops Suddenly Fight Back

    08/16/2020 5:04:34 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 15 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    [This piece is heavy on video.] Sadly, they were not beaten to within an inch of their sorry lives and dumped in a ditch. – A small band of Antifa fascists decided to go to Sturgis on Saturday and protest the big annual bike rally being held there. Fun predictably ensued.
  • Double-amputee veteran skydives above Sturgis rally with giant US flag, Trump 2020 parachute

    08/11/2020 11:10:29 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 11 2020 | Michael Ruiz
    Sgt. 1st Class Dana Bowman is a former Special Forces soldier and a member of the Army’s Golden Knights parachute team A skydiver with two prosthetic legs jumped out of an airplane to carry a huge American flag down to the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota over the weekend. Sgt. 1st Class Dana Bowman, is a former Special Forces soldier and a member of the Army’s Golden Knights parachute team, which is also how he lost his legs. He suffered the injuries in a mid-air collision during a Golden Knights training incident that left a fellow skydiver dead.
  • The Media's Coverage of Sturgis Rally Seems Different Than Recent Large Gatherings(No search results)

    08/10/2020 8:05:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 8/8/2020 | Bronson Stocking
    About a quarter-million motorcycle riders are expected to descend upon the town of Sturgis, South Dakota, taking part in the 10-day annual rally that kicked off on Friday. The rally is not a left-wing protest, so the media is criticizing attendees for not wearing facemasks and participating in a large gathering amid the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. The mainstream media and even medical officials have decided that the best way to avoid contracting the Wuhan coronavirus is to participate in left-wing protests. Crossing back and forth over the border between Mexico and the United States is seemingly another harmless exercise. But...
  • Motorcycle Rally In Sturgis Draws Thousands Of Largely Unmasked Attendees

    08/09/2020 5:26:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 54 replies
    Scary Mommy via Yahoo ^ | 8/08/20 | Kristine Cannon
    As COVID-19 cases surpass five million in the U.S. - and deaths exceed 162K, according to Johns Hopkins University & Medicine - tens of thousands of motorcyclists rode into South Dakota for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally - most of which were unmasked and not following social distancing guidelines. “No, we didn’t take any precautions,” Rally attendee Jim Busch told the New York Times, adding that he thinks the coronavirus pandemic, which he refers to as a “situation,” is “manufactured. “There’s ulterior motives behind this, so we’re not concerned.” The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is a 10-day event that is estimated...
  • Thousands of bikers heading to South Dakota rally to be blocked at tribal land checkpoints

    08/08/2020 3:34:12 PM PDT · by sergeantdave · 72 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Edward Helmore
    Thousands of bikers heading to South Dakota’s 10-day Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will not be allowed through Cheyenne River Sioux checkpoints, a spokesman for the Native American group said on Saturday. The decision to prevent access across tribal lands to the annual rally, which could attract as many as 250,000 bikers amid fears it could lead to a massive, regional coronavirus outbreak, comes as part of larger Covid-19 prevention policy. The policy has pitted seven tribes that make up the Great Sioux Nation against federal and state authorities, which both claim the checkpoints are illegal.
  • Noem says South Dakota proud to host Sturgis motorcycle rally

    08/08/2020 4:58:51 AM PDT · by McGruff · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/5/2020 | Charles Creitz
    South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem praised the people of her state for working with her administration to both keep the coronavirus largely at bay, while preserving the state's economy and employment levels. Noem told "The Ingraham Angle" that a dangerous way to potentially "lose the country" is for other state executives to "overstep" boundaries and restrict universal American freedoms in the name of virus mitigation. "I think what we are seeing there is encouraging leaders to make decisions where they will overstep their authorities and a time of crisis, and that's how we lose this country," she said.
  • Sturgis rally-goers like to arrive on Monday, according to traffic counts

    08/06/2020 8:28:40 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies ^ | by: Rae Yost Posted: Aug 5, 2020 / 03:26 PM CDT / Updated: Aug 5, 2020 / 04:39 PM CDT
    STURGIS, S.D. (KELO) — The average daily traffic count for the 2019 Sturgis Motorcyle Rally was 209,063 at roughly 22 monitored sites, according to the South Dakota Department of Transportation. The total traffic count at nine monitored entry points into the 10 day rally was 499,654, according to the DOT. Most (61,126) entered on Monday, Aug. 5, the fourth day of the 2019 rally. The arrival of 61,126 vehicles, mostly motorcycles, on Aug. 5 2019, is like every resident of Sturgis, (6,922 2019 estimated population), entering the city about nine times. This year’s rally will be from Friday, Aug. 7...
  • The CDC Says This Many Americans Will Die From COVID This Month

    08/03/2020 10:41:46 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 22 replies
    Bestlife ^ | Aug 3, 2020 | Sage Young
    In late July, the United States hit yet another sobering COVID-19 milestone. The country has now seen over 150,000 deaths due to the virus. At the time this article was published, data compiled by The New York Times put the total at 155,336. And experts say that the numbers are only bound to get worse at an increased speed. On Friday, Yahoo News reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that they expect up to 11,000 more American deaths caused by the coronavirus per week in August. If that projection is correct, nearly 44,000 more people...
  • South Dakota braces for 250,000 at Sturgis motorcycle rally despite coronavirus

    08/03/2020 7:03:32 AM PDT · by mylife · 48 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 8/2/2020 | Lauren Theisen
    The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has been an annual tradition in South Dakota for 80 years, and despite the fears of many residents, it appears that the 2020 edition of the rally will go forward as planned in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Sturgis expects more than 250,000 people to pass through the city during the Aug. 7 to 16 event, and though that number is only about half of the rally’s typical attendance, it would likely still be the largest gathering in America since the pandemic began. South Dakota has been relatively spared by the coronavirus, recording just 135...
  • On Two Wheels, the Trump Train Rolls Into the Black Hills

    08/10/2019 8:04:39 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 19 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9 Aug 2019 | Faith Bottum
    Love for the president among the ‘patriots,’ ‘rebels’ and ‘crazies’ at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. ...Everywhere you look it’s Trump, Trump, Trump—Donald Trump’s face on merchandise at the dozens of pop-up stores serving the hundreds of thousands of bikers who have come to the Black Hills this week for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Each August, topless women parade up Main Street in this town of 7,000, as an endless line of motorcyclists roar back down Lazelle Street. People come to Sturgis from all over the country to be around other lovers of machines and the open road. A man...

    05/02/2019 9:31:53 PM PDT · by OddLane · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/29/19 | Gavin McInnes
    CNN realizes they are out of touch with the midwest and basically all of America outside of the liberal cities so they send in their baddest ass to learn what real Americans think. Turns out, they like Trump. Darnit.
  • Bikers in Sturgis salute the leader of their pack: President Trump

    08/07/2018 5:19:55 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 30 replies
    KRTV ^ | Aug 6, 2018 | CNN Wire
    Bikers in Sturgis salute the leader of their pack: President Trump Posted: Aug 06, 2018 10:27 AM Updated: Aug 06, 2018 By: CNN Wire (STURGIS, SOUTH DAKOTA) On Hogs and Indians, they rumble in from all points on the compass and explode the population of Sturgis, South Dakota, from less than 7,000 to nearly half a million. For one week each summer, they create a noisy pop-up city unlike any other and as the nation closes in on midterm elections, they lay bare America's political divides. While the modern-day biker tribe is vast and varied, containing more middle-aged couples than...