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First COVID-19 death linked to
massive Sturgis biker rally; cases
reported across the nation

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 9/3/2020 2:46:51 PM

The first COVID-19 death associated with a massive biker rally in Sturgis, South Dakota has been reported weeks after the event attracted more than 400,000 vehicles and drew widespread concern from public health officials. The death was reported by Minnesota Department of Health Infectious Disease Director Kris Ehresmann at a Wednesday briefing. Minnesota — South Dakota's neighbor to the east — is tracking an ongoing outbreak of 50 cases tied to the August event, Ehresmann said. A Minnesota man who died was in his 60s and had underlying health conditions. The 50-case outbreak only includes people who attended the event, Ehresmann said


Media finally finds 1 death out of 460,000 + attendees at Sturgis. Any death is tragic but the media predicted a massive wave of cases following the motorcycle rally, and it simply has not materialized.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 9/3/2020 2:49:49 PM (No. 530486)
Is "linked to" the same as "caused by"?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: MSUDoc 9/3/2020 2:50:49 PM (No. 530487)
Covid-“linked.” Uh-huh.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: kewmac 9/3/2020 3:01:02 PM (No. 530504)
I am waiting for the media to report the first death linked to the 'riots' that have been going on for months.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 9/3/2020 3:01:37 PM (No. 530506)
What about deaths from the riots/protests/looting? You know, the peaceful protests. Are they counting people who got shot or stabbed?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Edgelady 9/3/2020 3:04:30 PM (No. 530510)
No surprise. Really, anyone surprised? What I’d like to know is number of cases/deaths from protests/riots....anyone surprised there’s no numbers on that? Are the Magic People?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Vaquero45 9/3/2020 3:14:35 PM (No. 530517)
So - 50 cases out of 400,000. That’s .000125. Big deal...
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Reply 7 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 9/3/2020 3:17:05 PM (No. 530522)
Oh, my. The science of it. The study only tracks people who attended the event and then they find that the 50 cases they discovered were only people who attended the event. Why did they bother studying real cases? They should have just made a computer model of what they expected to happen and use that as proof of what happened. Then they could ignore what really happened, as they do with climate models. Then, using the models, they could have "settled science" as proof that thousands, or maybe tens of thousands, died because they attended the event, and call us all "COVID deniers" for pointing out that only 50, out of 400,000 actually came down with it.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Namma 9/3/2020 3:18:31 PM (No. 530524)
Are they positive the guy caught the covid from being in Sturgis. Should there not be more then just one sick person. If he caught it from someone there, where is the someone.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: bassman 9/3/2020 3:23:59 PM (No. 530526)
He was hit by a semi but tested positive for covid, therefore death by covid.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: droopydog 9/3/2020 3:26:23 PM (No. 530530)
We should start making up stats about how many were infected or died as a result of Pelosi's little outing at the hair salon.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DVC 9/3/2020 3:26:50 PM (No. 530531)
400,000 death that MIGHT be connected. Irrelevant.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 9/3/2020 3:35:53 PM (No. 530539)
Guessing the left doesn't like bikers. that's the impetus for these Covid stories. Not very tolerant of them.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: tangles 9/3/2020 3:40:03 PM (No. 530544)
Going out a biker is way better than going out a wuss.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 9/3/2020 3:44:13 PM (No. 530545)
Wow. One death? That many?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 9/3/2020 4:06:01 PM (No. 530559)
The biker died of Covid - - after he hit a concrete wall at 75 mph.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: bgarrett 9/3/2020 4:30:26 PM (No. 530572)
f*ck usatoday
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Maggie2u 9/3/2020 4:39:39 PM (No. 530578)
The organizers of the rally should have labeled the rally as a protest. Then there would have been no deaths. Right?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: droopydog 9/3/2020 4:39:56 PM (No. 530579)
How many die on a normal Sturgis year...35, 40?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: bad-hair 9/3/2020 5:35:21 PM (No. 530620)
One COVID linked ? Since when ? How many recovered ? How many got drunk and crashed their Harley killing them and a passenger and maybe a couple of bystanders to boot since then ? I can think of about 5 a week just in Houston. I can think of several i knew. Great way to spend a summer Sunday ... get on your bike and go bar hopping and die.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: franq 9/3/2020 5:46:25 PM (No. 530629)
I'd call that a raging pandemic. No doubt about it.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: belwhatter 9/3/2020 6:04:57 PM (No. 530646)
There is this problem, we keep hearing of "cases". what on earth does that mean? what is a case? is it someone who tests positive and is then declared a case, or does one actually have to have symptoms of infection to be a case? And how reliable are these tests? How many with false positive results are declared cases,? just asking.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: GoodDeal 9/3/2020 6:05:51 PM (No. 530647)
Let’s clear up the statistics. Did the prison actually die FROM the virus or simply from another cause of death and died WITH the virus. Let’s find this fact it ok. So from the 200,000 people that went to Sturgis, only one died with it, seems to me that probably more attendees have probably died after the event from a motorcycle accident than the virus.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 9/3/2020 6:40:33 PM (No. 530664)
How many bikers died on the roads on the way home?
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Reply 24 - Posted by: NeverForget 9/3/2020 9:25:47 PM (No. 530771)
#7 -- A silver lining of the Dempanic is that it has conclusively proved that "modeling" is a pseudoscience. Proof of this would have taken decades if we had to wait for "global warming" predictions to fail. With Covid-19 we got the proof in a few months.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Tennman 9/3/2020 9:40:58 PM (No. 530779)
What a shame. He'd still be alive if only he'd gone to a BLM riot, oops I meant "peaceful protest" instead. We all know there's no COVID there.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Heraclitus 9/3/2020 11:44:46 PM (No. 530823)
Most versions of common influenza could fell someone with "underlying conditions."
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Reply 27 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 9/4/2020 3:12:32 AM (No. 530922)
It’s a report from MN! Run by a pathetic Soy Governor Democrat! Please disregard!
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Reply 28 - Posted by: XCenturion 9/4/2020 3:25:03 AM (No. 530927)
50 out of 400,000. I'll take those odds. I'd be willing to bet that more people died in vehicle accidents on their way to or from Sturgis.
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