Sturgis Motorcycle Rally In South Dakota Was COVID-19 Superspreader Event: New Study - 2020-09-09

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F0.png Sturgis Motorcycle Rally In South Dakota Was COVID-19 Superspreader Event: New Study September 9, 2020, Peter Aldhous , BuzzFeed News

The massive Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which brought more than 460,000 people to a tiny city of 7,000 residents in South Dakota in August, was a "superspreader" event that was responsible for more than 260,000 new cases of COVID-19 across the nation.

That's the provocative conclusion from a new study from the Center for Health Economics & Policy Studies at San Diego State University, which also estimated that these cases cost the nation around $12.2 billion.

These numbers have been rejected by city and state officials, who noted that the study has not yet been peer reviewed. If more than a quarter of a million people really had been infected as a result of the rally, stories describing these cases would be showing up in newspapers across the country, Sturgis City Manager Daniel Ainslie told BuzzFeed News.

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{{cite news | first = Peter Aldhous | title = Sturgis Motorcycle Rally In South Dakota Was COVID-19 Superspreader Event: New Study | url = https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/peteraldhous/coronavirus-superspreader-sturgis-motorcycle-rally | work = BuzzFeed News | date = September 9, 2020 | accessdate = September 22, 2020 }}