sacto wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:27 pm
A pretty damming article in buzz feed news about the sturgis rally , claiming it’s was the largest super spreader of Covid-19 in the world ! Accounting for 260,000 new cases across the us costing the economy 12 billion dollars, most of the data was obtained by cell phone tracking , they are watching you
The article made a lot of big claims but nothing that really matches reality. Less than 200 cases in the northern hills, the real uptick in SD is from the nursing homes and students on the Eastern side of the State... Sioux Falls. And all the surrounding states are experiencing a slowdown of new cases as well. 205,000 cases and only 1 death? Another real world number that doesn't match.
Our 'uptick' in corona cases was a big percentage point, but the numbers are so low it's like saying 'wow a 500% increase!!!' because we went from 10 people to 50.