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Trump rallies tied to increase in covid cases
Campaign Rallies Boost Trump’s Ego and COVID Cases in Counties They’re Held

According to new analysis from the Center for American Progress (CAP), about half of the president’s 22 campaign rallies held between June and September were followed by county-level jumps in COVID-19 cases.

President Trump Holds First Campaign Rally Since Coronavirus Diagnosis
Trump’s Rallies Have Previously Been Connected to COVID Cases. And They’re Back.

Despite the threat that large, unmasked crowds pose for spreading the virus—not to mention a pattern of coronavirus surges in regions following his events—the president has been adamant about holding more in-person events.

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Tulsa Health Department Director: Trump Rally ‘Likely Contributed’ to New COVID Spikes

“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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As COVID-19 Cases Spike, Tulsa Worries About Trump Rally Coming to Town

“COVID is here in Tulsa, it is transmitting very efficiently,” said the city’s health department director Dr. Bruce Dart.