Study: Superspreader Trump Rallies Generated 30,000 COVID-19 Cases And Over 700 Deaths

Video Credit: Wochit
Published on October 31, 2020 - Duration: 00:47s

Study: Superspreader Trump Rallies Generated 30,000 COVID-19 Cases And Over 700 Deaths

Researchers from Stanford University estimate President Donald Trump's series of campaign rallies have functioned as COVID-19 superspreader events.

HuffPost reports Stanford University researchers say the events led to thousands of more cases and hundreds of more deaths than would have occurred otherwise.

Though not necessarily among attendees, more than 30,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 700 deaths, arose because of the gatherings.

HuffPost reports that among the 18 events studied, three of them โ€• in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Phoenix; and Henderson, Nevada โ€• took place indoors; the rest happened outdoors.

Photos and video from Trumpโ€™s events showed that few attendees wore masks to help prevent the spread of the highly contagious disease.

The Stanford findings appeared to back up one Oklahoma health official who suggested that the presidentโ€™s rally contributed to a spike in COVID-19 cases around Tulsa in late June and early July.

The communities in which Trump rallies took place paid a high price in terms of disease and death.

Study authors, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

You are here

Related videos from verified sources

Buttigieg Slams Trump Jr. For Saying COVID-19 Deaths Are 'Almost Nothing' 00:42
Video credit: Wochit Business - Published on October 31, 2020 

Coronavirus in numbers: UK death toll rises to 46,229 00:34
Video credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO - Published on October 30, 2020 

United States reports biggest single-day jump of 91,295 cases for the first time | Oneindia News 01:21
Video credit: Oneindia - Published on October 30, 2020 

You might like