The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Looks Like a Superspreader Event

Update: There’s been significant criticisms made about this report, which we detail here in this blog post.

In a new paper, four researchers detail the Covid-19 impact of the 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota. During the event in early August, over 460,000 motorcycle riders gathered for 10-day celebration where there was little social distancing and not much mask wearing. A month later the researchers say that they believe the rally was a superspreader event.

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