Trump’s Rallies Have Killed 700 People

And led to 30,000 new infections, according to new study.

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President Trump’s eighteen campaign rallies between June and September may have resulted in 30,000 Covid-19 infections and 700 deaths, according to four Stanford University economic researchers.

The , published yesterday, utilized regression models that captured “the relationships between post-event outcomes and pre-event characteristics.”

The authors note that Trump disobeys his own government’s protocols to avoid super spreader events, such as not mandating social distancing or mask wearing. “The communities in which Trump rallies took place paid a high price in terms of disease and death,” they wrote.

There have been certain well-known cases of Covid-19 infection or death at Trump rallies. Herman Cain contracted the virus and died shortly after attending a Trump rally in Tulsa.

Trump is set to hold in the final days of the campaign.

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