The rally headlined by Smash Mouth last month, where they yelled “We're all here together tonight. f*ck that COVID sh*t”, has proven health officials’ worst fears (and those of anyone with critical thinking skills) to be correct.
A study has found the event may have resulted in hundreds of thousands of new cases of COVID-19.
New @SDSUCHEPS paper by Dhaval Dave @FriedsonAndrew @Drew_McNichols & Joe Sabia ("Contagion Externality of Super-spreader") finds Sturgis Motorcycle Rally was a local & nationwide spreader of COVID-19. Estimated public health cost: ~$12B— CHEPS (@SDSUCHEPS) September 6, 2020
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This is on the heels of over 260 confirmed infections and at least one death already being linked directly to the event.
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