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.@govkristinoem & @IanTFury South Dakota is still waiting to hear your statement to former governor Walter Dale Miller’s family on the death of his daughter to #COVID19. It’s so tragic for a family to lose their matriarch. Even more tragic, is the fact that she
contracted the virus from her beloved granddaughter after she had attended Bible Camp at Camp Judson just down the road and just following your taxpayer-funded campaign rally for Trump at #MtRushmore. The poor granddaughter will have to live with that the rest of her life.
She loved her grandma dearly. 92 kids & staff tested positive at Camp Judson. You proudly held a maskless rally with no social-distancing & within a few weeks, nearly 100 people down the road from your event had #COVID19. Karey Albers paid the ultimate price for your recklessness
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1/ Did the Sturgis bike rally cause 266,796 new cases of COVID-19? Probably not. Lesson- Beware viral studies that confirm your pre-existing beliefs so satisfyingly. (Long) thread:… @FutureTenseNow @EricTopol @slate @govkristinoem @DearPandemic #Sturgis
2/ Like most people working on COVID-19, I am of the strong belief that mass gatherings during a pandemic are a bad idea. When this paper came out, the huge figures immediately hit the "I Told you So!" button in my & many people’s brains.…
3/ The first red flag is the huge number itself-it doesn't pass the sniff test.
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Sturgis was both predicted and predictable: Here's what I said one month ago (Aug 1) on Day 1 of #sturgis2020 #Sturgis #SturgisMotorcycleRally #SturgisRally
On either this or another segment, I remember saying (sarcastically) “What? Bring 250,000 bikers from parts of the nation where #COVID19 is raging, and have them pile into bars, with no masks out of defiance? What could go wrong?”
Aug 7 on Day 1
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Next stop, Faith.

They're going to need lots. The #SturgisMotorcycleRally has now been dubbed a “superspreader event” causing $12.2 BILLION in healthcare costs across12 states. The rally has caused more Coronavirus cases than any other singular gathering in the US. Image
Facts Matter.

@ScottGottliebMD New analysis on Covid spread triggered by Sturgis event & implicated in the current epidemic in South Dakota. The estimates in this paper if confirmed would place Sturgis as the largest studied super spreading event in U.S.…
Science is real.

@SDSUCHEPS New paper by Dhaval Dave @FriedsonAndrew @Drew_McNichols
& Joe Sabia ("Contagion Externality of Super-spreader") finds Sturgis Motorcycle Rally was a local & nationwide spreader of COVID-19. Estimated public health cost: ~$12B
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15 COVID cases in MN linked to Sturgis, one is in hospital. MDH puts out call today during briefing to ask attendees to self-quarantine but more cases likely.
Another plea to "lay low" for students heading back to college, K-12. Evidence so far (looking at you, St. Olaf students) suggests the problem isn't before going back to college, but when the students are on campus.
More on MN COVID cases linked to Sturgis: 1 was employee at temporary bar and the remaining were attendees. Doesn't appear that there are commonalities at this point, such as eating at the same restaurant or staying at same campground. Those who became ill were in many locations.
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1/ Re-reading this article was actually haunting.

It was the interview Donald McNeil Jr did w/ Bruce Aylward (led WHO team to examine China’s #covid19 response) in March.

We knew what we needed to do. We didn’t do it. Over 160,000 Americans died.…
2/ I remember in March I had tweeted a thread about this article. I think a number of my followers read it then as it had been widely shared.

It was a few weeks before New York City got absolutely destroyed by this epidemic; Massachusetts followed soon after.
2.5/ I distinctly remember the feeling of despair in March knowing that we weren’t going to be able to mount the response that Wuhan did, partly bc we actually didn’t have the capability to do so, but even more bc our leadership was largely in denial that we would need to.
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Maybe you can’t stop them from coming, #SouthDakota — but would you please keep them there?…
TBF to the bikers, #Sturgis has benefited mightily for decades from this event, financially and reputationally. Bikers are bikers, they see themselves as outlaws, Sturgis citizens know that.
Complaining about biker irresponsibility now, #Sturgis, is kinda like a wife complaining her husband is sleeping with her sister, when she knew he was shtupping her cousin when she married him. Yo, Calvin was a jerk when you took the ring.
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Wanted to share this thread! Apparently #Sturgis is still happening this year?? It is the largest motorcycle event in the country and attracts hundreds of thousands of people. It is already dangerous with bikes, booze, & assaults. Now, on the 80th anniversary, add #COVID19.
This is a really valid point! They come from EVERY state to the rally. My dad and his buddies went back in the day when he had his giant touring bike. #stopsturgis

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“@mazdackrassi, what makes you angry?” The powerful, fun and inspiring conversation with @PaulRieckhoff is at now. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. #IYNAYNPA
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