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No, Trump Rallies Are Not ‘Superspreader’ Events

Thousands of enthusiastic supporters come to see Trump at his rallies. Each of these events ends up as another way to get hysterical about the coronavirus pandemic. Not only are many of the rally attendees maskless, but they don’t practice social distancing either. Does this mean hundreds, maybe thousands of rallygoers will test positive while infecting thousands of others?

In fact, according to a Daily Caller investigation, health authorities in many areas where Trump has recently held rallies say there is no direct evidence that the rallies resulted in an increase in positive tests.

Speculation from some observers before and during the events raised alarms that they could worsen the ongoing pandemic. But a combination of publicly available statistics on the spread of Coronavirus and analysis from public health experts concludes that the president’s campaign rallies cannot be tied to spikes in Covid-19 infections in their surrounding areas, if cases in the area even increased, which not all did.

In fact, the “maskless” rally criticism suggests that many people together creates a “superspreader” event. If this were true, how do you explain this? Thousands gathered indoors in Oklahoma’s second-largest city to welcome the president, and statewide new cases were 32% higher one week after the rally. However, cases in Tulsa County actually trended downward during the two weeks after the rally, and a spokesman with the Oklahoma State Department of Health told the Daily Caller that they don’t have “hard data” that connects the rally with any increase in cases.

In fact, health officials at almost all of the 23 Trump rally sites can’t connect any cases directly to rally attendance.

The Trump campaign held rallies in Old Forge, PA, Aug. 20 and Moon Township, PA, Sept. 22. Data from both Lackawanna and Allegheny County show increases in Covid-19 infections in the weeks following the rallies. However, Deputy Press Secretary Maggi Mumma of the Pennsylvania Department of Health said they had found no links between either rally and new Covid-19 cases.

There was one venue where health authorities report some new infections. Trump’s Sept. 18 rally in Bemidji, Minn., was the only event we investigated that ended up with multiple connected cases of Covid-19. Doug Schultz, Information Officer for the Minnesota Department of Health, says they have identified nine individuals who attended the rally and later tested positive for Coronavirus. The rally was attended by thousands of supporters. The DC’s analysis concludes “that there is no verifiable evidence to show that Trump rallies have meaningfully increased the spread of Covid-19.”

Certainly, health officials are “concerned.” That’s their job. But until someone has hard evidence that there is a real danger of contracting the coronavirus at these events, maybe they should stop reporting each and every Trump rally like a death watch.

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  1. Officials are “worried” about the rallies, but there is no evidence of coronavirus infection at these events. Why are the Officials concerned? – I think they are worried that people will finally understand that this is a BLUFF.

    • If the Officials were TALKING about the DEMS funded rioters, looters or DOMESTIC TERRORISTS GROUPS, then all would be fine. What is clear, 94% of hospital beds are open, for 18 yr olds & younger the COVID-19 survival rate is 99%, for anyone 70 or younger the survial rate is 98.8%, due to COVID shutdowns the poor are suffering the most vs what DEMS lije BIDEN/Harris claim only rhe rich are benefiting & finally, Fauchi & DEMS/MEDIA refuse to REPORT the truth about COVID-19.

      Ex, CDC: Of those infected by CV-19, 70% of those who wear masks 100% of the time & 85% of those who wear masks most of the time got COVID-19. CDC said this week, 131,000 COVID deaths were due to individuals being terminal ill, died from INFLUENZA, PNEUMONIA, HEART ATTACKS or OTHER Illnesses. Add the 55-64K seniors who died when DEM Govs wgi killed these seniors when by EO DEM GOVS forced CV-19 INFECTED seniors retuned to their RETIREMENT Homes. FINALLY the CDC MENTIONED in 2019,the U.S. had 2,100 Flu deaths but so far in 2020 rge U.S. had 61 Flu deaths. SEEMS COVID-19 HAS CURED MOST AMERICAN ILLNESSES.

  2. Every doctor, every nurse, every first responders and every essential worker, in an effort to protect themselves and others, wear masks and practice distancing because they know how dangerous and contagious this virus is. Trump rallies would show to be concerned for others by doing the same. But those in attendance could care less if the spread the virus to their families and friends. Is it so difficult to follow the CDC guidelines, I don’t think so.

  3. Every doctor, every nurse, every first responders and every essential worker, in an effort to protect themselves and others, wear masks and practice distancing because they know how dangerous and contagious this virus is. Trump rallies would show to be concerned for others by doing the same. But those in attendance could care less if the spread the virus to their families and friends. Is it so difficult to follow the CDC guidelines, I don’t think so.
    Definitely not a duplicate!!

    • Tony your concern to be applauded. But don’t you remember the days of the original‘Asian flu’s’ that came to the west when Chinese affluence (no.pun intended) allowed them to travel far and wide? That wa before masks and political interference. Distancing was commonsense. We all stayed well away from sufferers. Nowadays that flu still kills thousands but corrupt politicians ignore it.
      Why? Coz there’s no fear of the unknown to be whipped up. Then along comes Covid and this time corrupt politicians were ready. Hence the saying’Never let a crisis go to waste’
      Covid is just another Communist Chinese product. They mean to own the world by fair means or foul.
      Communism is the pandemic ~ Covid’s just a nasty flu. Btw, have you noticed that the Chinese haven’t totally nuked the USA? They have the technology to do it but the fallout would kill them too. They’re not stupid you know.

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