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Sturgis biker rally report says...Really?

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posted on Sep, 10 2020 @ 12:55 PM
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A new study on the 80th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota in August suggests that the event, deemed a “superspreader,” added an estimated 267,000 coronavirus cases nationwide and led to about $12.2 billion in health care costs.


www.yahoo.com...

Really? That is one fast study with an abundance of information about a biker rally. Where do they come up with this BS?




posted on Sep, 10 2020 @ 01:01 PM
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a reply to: spiritofsoul

When The Slate says it is wrong, the story is pretty much BS.

The paper also estimates the rise in cases in Meade County, South Dakota, the site of the rally, and reports an increase of between 177 and 195 cases compared with a “synthetic control” of similar counties, an approach similar in spirit to the difference-in-difference model. This represents a 100 to 200 percent increase in cases, which also appears to be a serious overestimate. Looking at the raw case data for Meade Country, cumulative cases from Aug. 3 to Sept. 2 increased from by 45 to 74, an increase of only total 29 cases (though a 64 percent increase). With a cumulative case count of only 74 in Meade County by Sept. 2, an estimated increase of 103 more than the total observed over the whole pandemic suggests serious problems with the model.

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posted on Sep, 10 2020 @ 01:06 PM
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a reply to: spiritofsoul

These #ing clowns.
So that would mean the nationwide protests by the deranged cult is responsible for 3 million new cases and $40 billion in health care costs.
How can anyone really believe this sh!t anymore?



posted on Sep, 10 2020 @ 01:12 PM
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How many new cases involve the "peaceful protests" (riots, looting, terrorists)?



posted on Sep, 10 2020 @ 01:23 PM
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originally posted by: Mark08
How many new cases involve the "peaceful protests" (riots, looting, terrorists)?


We (the We I mean are conservative, level headed, tax paying, spiritual, and all round good American Citizens) are not suppose to research leftist diatribe. Otherwise We will be deemed racist, ignorant, pro-Trumpers, etc.

From now on, call them what they all are: communist comrades.



posted on Sep, 10 2020 @ 01:28 PM
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Yahoo news is a notch below the National Enquirer as far as factual reporting goes. Sadly, hordes of idiots will take this as gospel. Yahoo news has sucked for as long as I can remember.
Sturgis hosted half a million visitors from around the globe, and we're supposed to believe that a study has already been done, and in appx 2 weeks time "they" were able to determine the number of new cases, AND the dollar amount of health care costs being racked up!

Hold the phone! We've been told repeatedly that black lives matter rallies didn't cause corona surges, because the rallies were OUTDOORS!!!!!! Didn't the Sturgis ralley take place outdoors? Like 95% outdoors?
The reasons for the lack of transmission likely have to do with the protesters being outside in the wind and sun and most of them wearing masks.

Here's a pic of a couple ladies at Sturgis. They're outdoors AND they're wearing masks.



posted on Sep, 10 2020 @ 01:28 PM
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if the MSM has their mouths open...lies are falling out!



posted on Sep, 10 2020 @ 01:53 PM
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originally posted by: ColeYounger
we're supposed to believe that a study has already been done, and in appx 2 weeks time "they" were able to determine the number of new cases, AND the dollar amount of health care costs being racked up!



Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and COVID-19 Study PDF

It's apparently just a study about the monetary costs from Economics Professors in California (not medical doctors)...they just presume the hypothetical case numbers related to Sturgis are correct and do the math ...


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posted on Sep, 10 2020 @ 01:54 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

Super Spreader better include creamy peanut butter next time...



posted on Sep, 10 2020 @ 01:55 PM
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a reply to: RazorV66

Where ever this info came from it was under a pile of horse manure...



posted on Sep, 10 2020 @ 01:57 PM
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a reply to: Mark08

I am guesstimating 100 million new cases there with a trillion healthcare cost...I wonder how many people have been infected by TRUMP FOOT IN MOUTH disease? That would be around at least 300 million and a quadrillion health care expenses...



posted on Sep, 10 2020 @ 02:10 PM
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a reply to: spiritofsoul

BLM and rioting didn't cause any uptick in cases or medical expenses though, amiright?




posted on Sep, 10 2020 @ 02:15 PM
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It's apparently just a study about the monetary costs from Economics Professors in California (not medical doctors)...they just presume the hypothetical numbers of cases related to Sturgis are correct and do the math ...


Exactly. They used smartphone pings and estimated foot traffic. No peer reviews of any kind. Just speculation.
Yet there are now news reports leaving out the "estimated" bit, and talking like the numbers are accurate.
The "Sturgis was a superspreader" buzz phrase is now being used by these idiot reporters.


Also, I just did a bunch of online searches for images of both blm marches, and the Sturgis rally.
The MSM shows tons of pics of blm marchers wearing masks. Some of them show every single protestor wearing a mask!
Yet they're mocking Sturgis with tags like "half a million people, no masks". I saw videos of blm marches, with maybe half the people wearing masks. Seriously, you don't have to be Alex Jones to see a conspiracy here.



posted on Sep, 10 2020 @ 03:10 PM
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originally posted by: ColeYounger
a reply to: AttitudeProblem




It's apparently just a study about the monetary costs from Economics Professors in California (not medical doctors)...they just presume the hypothetical numbers of cases related to Sturgis are correct and do the math ...



The "Sturgis was a superspreader" buzz phrase is now being used by these idiot reporters.

I could see this coming a mile away from the early reports on sturgis. They are using it to demonize an already marginalized but largely white group that is not quite in line with the status quo. Soon reporters will be banging on about bikers and conspiracy theorists in the same breath. Just plain lame. Another attack on freedom.



posted on Sep, 10 2020 @ 03:12 PM
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a reply to: ColeYounger

Question the source not the media, media people report what their bosses want them too. 12 dozen jerks writing copy in some black site, all to incite...



posted on Sep, 10 2020 @ 03:27 PM
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The virus is smart and stays away from peaceful protest but multiples like rabbits at bike events.



posted on Sep, 10 2020 @ 07:51 PM
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Hah laughable

Sturgis was nothing but a good idea. Like it always is

Nothing but that clean SD free air
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posted on Sep, 11 2020 @ 06:21 PM
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South Dakota governor says study blaming motorbike rally for 260,000 coronavirus infections ‘completely false’

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South Dakota’s governor has claimed that a study that said a motorcycle rally in the state may have led to 260,000 Covid-19 infections was “made up”.




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