Tulsa health official: Trump rally "more than likely" contributed to coronavirus spike - 2020-07-08

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F0.png Tulsa health official: Trump rally "more than likely" contributed to coronavirus spike July 8, 2020, Rashaan Ayesh, Axios

President Trump's campaign rally and related protests in Tulsa in late June "more than likely" contributed to the area's recent surge in confirmed coronavirus cases, Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart said Wednesday.

Why it matters: Public health officials, including Dart himself, had urged the campaign to postpone the rally, fearing that a large indoor gathering with few people wearing masks could accelerate the spread of the virus.

What they're saying: "In the past few days, we've seen almost 500 new cases, and we had several large events just over two weeks ago, so I guess we just connect the dots," Dart said.

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