Some shirts at the event, which didn’t require masks, read ‘Screw Covid I went to Sturgis’
As COVID-19 cases surpass five million in the U.S. — and deaths exceed 162K, according to Johns Hopkins University & Medicine — tens of thousands of motorcyclists rode into South Dakota for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally — most of which were unmasked and not following social distancing guidelines.
“No, we didn’t take any precautions,” Rally attendee Jim Busch told the New York Times, adding that he thinks the coronavirus pandemic, which he refers to as a “situation,” is “manufactured. “There’s ulterior motives behind this, so we’re not concerned.”
“No, we didn’t take any precautions.” Hear from some of the thousands of bikers who came to Sturgis, South Dakota, for the annual motorcycle rally, despite concerns about spreading the coronavirus and over the objections of some residents.