The Sturgis Numbers are Out
  • This is not the viral hit that Sturgis organizers hoped for; a new study links more than 260,000 new Coronavirus cases in the U.S. to August’s motorcycle rally in South Dakota.
  • Germany’s IZA Institute used anonymous cellphone data, data from the CDC and local health records to conclude that Sturgis was a “super-spreader” for Coronavirus.
  • Over 400,000 attended the rally in August.  Pics and video shared to social media showed little social distancing or mask-wearing at Sturgis.
  • One Coronavirus death has been attributed to the bike rally. In all, Sturgis cost public health agencies more than $12 billion.

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