Trump campaign rallies have become major super spreader events, resulting in tens of thousands of COVID cases and hundreds of deaths … this according to Stanford Univ.
Stanford scientists conducted a study of 18 Trump rallies all over the country. The conclusion … 30,000 confirmed coronavirus cases that resulted in more than 700 deaths.
The study offers a rough estimate because this type of tracking is imprecise, but the authors estimated by looking at the incremental COVID increases in the areas where the rallies were held.
The deaths are not necessarily limited to people who attended the rallies … people who became COVID-positive could have spread the disease to friends and family who may have contracted coronavirus and then passed away from it.
As you know, Trump’s been crowing that he’s immune from COVID, at times even offering to kiss folks in the crowd. He infamously said, “I’ll walk in there, I’ll kiss everyone in that audience. I’ll kiss the guys and the beautiful women … I’ll just give ya a big fat kiss.”
Trump’s campaign honchos reportedly told the staff at his Tulsa rally to 86 the social distancing signs before people piled in, many if not most not wearing masks.
The virus is surging all over the country. On Friday, a new, ominous record was set … 99,321 new COVID cases in a single day.