Trump campaign rallies ‘likely led to more than 700 deaths’ from coronavirus, study finds
- President Donald Trump’s campaign rallies were linked to 30,000 coronavirus cases and “likely led to more than 700 deaths,” according to a new study by Stanford University economists.
- The paper focused on 18 campaign rallies held between June 20 and September 30.
- “The communities in which Trump rallies took place paid a high price in terms of disease and death,” the authors of the study wrote.
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President Donald Trump’s campaign rallies “ultimately resulted in more than 30,000 incremental confirmed COVID-19 cases” and “likely led to more than 700 deaths,” according to a newly released study by Stanford University economists.
The paper, released on October 30, focused on 18 campaign rallies held between June 20 and September 30, in cities that included Tulsa, Jacksonville, Pittsburgh, and Phoenix, comparing the host cities to parts of the county that didn’t feature Trump rallies. Three of the rallies that were studied were conducted indoors.
The findings of the study reveal the risks of not adhering to public health recommendations of mask wearing and social distancing, the authors stated.
“Our analysis strongly supports the warnings and recommendations of public health officials concerning the risk of COVID-19 transmission …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]