You know how the left has been loudly condemning President Donald Trump for holding large rallies amid the coronavirus epidemic? Well, it turns out that these events aren’t the COVID “superspreaders” that progressives claim they are.
The Daily Caller reached out to health officials in states that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and conducted an analysis of publicly available health data. These officials confirmed that the number of coronavirus cases could not be “directly tied to campaign rallies.”
In the report, The Daily Caller reviewed public health data from state and county authorities where the president held rallies. They compared the number of new infections on the day that rallies took place to the number of new infections that were discovered “one week, two weeks, and one month later in each location to determine if there was a significant increase in new infections post-rally.”
After the pandemic hit, Trump’s first rally was held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and was the subject of controversy mostly due to the left’s fearmongering. But it appears that their fake fears were unfounded.
From The Daily Caller:
“However, cases in Tulsa County actually trended downward during the two weeks after the rally, and a spokesman with the Oklahoma State Department of Health told the Daily Caller that they don’t have ‘hard data’ that connects the rally with any increase in cases. The Tulsa Health Department does not publicly release information on what events Covid-19 cases could have been contracted.”
Analysis of the other 22 rallies yielded similar results. The Caller reported that “roughly half of the events clearly did not precede an upward swing in the rate of Covid-19 infections in the host state or county. This includes campaign stops during August and September in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Michigan, Nevada, and Ohio.”
The author notes that while the remaining events were held during periods in which COVID-19 cases seem to increase, “no evidence can prove a link between the President’s visits and the outbreaks.”