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Trump Rallies Linked to More Than 30,000 COVID Cases and 700 Deaths: Study

Trump Rallies Linked to More Than 30,000 COVID Cases and 700 Deaths: Study

Those rallies may have led to more than 30,000 cases of COVID-19 and the deaths of more than 700 people, economists from Stanford University concluded in a new paper. Economists built a statistical model to estimate the effects of 18 Trump rallies held between June 20 and September 22 in cities including Phoenix and Pittsburgh. “The communities in which Trump rallies took place paid a high price in terms of disease and death.”The White House has already denounced the paper as “flawed,” according to Politico. About two weeks after that rally, Tulsa County reported that it was now dealing with hundreds of new coronavirus infections—a record at the time. Bruce Dart, director of the Tulsa Health Department, said in early July that Trump’s rally likely had something to do with the surge.

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