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6 bikers killed, 88 sent to Halifax Health trauma center

Bike Week 2022 ended with six bikers killed in Volusia and St. Johns counties and another 88 seriously injured and taken to the trauma center at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, a hospital spokesman said on Tuesday.

Overall, Halifax Health attended to 163 trauma patients during Bike Week, but 75 of those resulted from incidents other than motorcycle accidents, said John Guthrie, Halifax Health spokesman.

Bike Week this year ran March 4-13.

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In 2021, eight bikers were killed during Bike Week, making it a “record-breaking week, unfortunately,” Guthrie said at the time. Another 91 bikers suffered traumatic injuries during that event.

The number of fatalities this year matched 2020 numbers when six bikers lost their lives.

Weather played a role

Guthrie said the weather at the beginning of the event played a role in the number of injuries.

“People were really more active

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Community Health Network, 317 Ryders motorcycle club host vaccine clinic in honor of COVID victim – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather

Community Health Network and the 317 Ryders motorcycle clubs are coming together to host a vaccine clinic in honor of Juan “DJ Whip” Pyle.

He’s the former president of the 317 Ryders motorcycle club who passed away from COVID-19 before being vaccinated.

William Giles of the 317 Ryders motorcycle club and Nieasha Richardson, Nurse Practitioner for Community Health Network, joined us today to share details about this event. Here’s more from them:

The vaccine clinic is happening October 2 from 2pm to 5pm at Just Wing’N It (7834 N. Michigan Road).

Community Health Network is committed to enhancing the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

In an effort to reach high-risk populations, and to provide access, Community has taken ‘pop-up’ vaccination clinics into communities.

317 Ryders motorcycle club lost its former president to COVID-19 just this past month. He was not vaccinated. Although hesitant at first until a

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A massive motorcycle rally rumbles into South Dakota. Attendees should stay outside, health experts say.

Bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts have descended on South Dakota’s Black Hills for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, again raising concerns that COVID-19 will rapidly spread among the hundreds-of-thousands expected at the event. 

Last year’s rally drew widespread criticism, as maskless attendees gathered en masse, even as most in-person events were canceled around the country. This year, vaccines have made more gatherings possible — but Sturgis still stands out.

Some recent large-scale events, including the music festival Lollapalooza, have required attendees to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test and to wear a mask. Because the nation is currently battling growing cases as the highly transmissible delta variant circulates, even those precautions have been called insufficient.

But health precautions at Sturgis are optional.

Sturgis officials said the rally offers attendees access to coronavirus tests, face masks and hand sanitizer stations, in addition to doses of the Johnson

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