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Bolsonaro fined for flouting mask order at motorcycle rally

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro led thousands of motorcyclist supporters through the streets of Sao Paulo on Saturday — and got hit with a fine for failure to wear a mask in violation of local pandemic restrictions.

The conservative president waved to the crowd from his motorcycle and later from atop a sound truck, where helmeted but largely maskless backers cheered and chanted as he insisted that masks were useless for those already vaccinated — an assertion disputed by most public health experts.

Sao Paulo’s state government press office said a fine — equivalent to about $110 — would be imposed for violation of a rule that has required masks in public places since May 2020. According to a survey by local authorities, 12,000 motorcycles participated in the pro-Bolsonaro event.

Bolsonaro’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


The procession of motorcyclists wound out

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Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally celebrating 25th anniversary

The Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a four-day rally this weekend but there will be changes from years past.

The ROT Rally will be taking place at Circuit of the Americas and not at the Travis County Expo Center because the expo center is being used as a COVID-19 vaccination site.

The rally started on June 10 and runs through June 13.

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One-day passes are being offered this year. 

Rally goers can expect motorcycle acts and attractions,

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Myrtle Beach Spring Bike Rally

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It wasn’t canceled last year and it isn’t canceled this year…

Going on right now, from May 7-16, Myrtle Beach Spring Bike Rally is one motorcycle event for 2021 which thankfully hasn’t been canceled. That’s been an unfortunate reality with government-imposed shutdowns and fear among the masses rampant for over a year now. However, it’s not that surprising the event is still on, considering not only did organizers hold a rally last October, the Myrtle Beach Spring Bike Rally was also still held last year, even though it happened in the middle of July and not actually in the spring. Originally, it was supposed to take place in May, like it is this year, but COVID-19 concerns meant it was pushed into July.

There’s another way for you to celebrate riding with other people this year. Find out more info here

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2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally resulted in ‘widespread’ transmission of COVID-19

STURGIS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) – A new study says the 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally resulted in “widespread transmission” of the coronavirus across the United States, and directly linked the event to hundreds of cases across dozens of states.

The study, published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, linked the rally to 649 cases in 29 states – including one death.

Over 400,000 people attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally last August despite concerns that it would serve as a superspreader event. The report noted South Dakota implemented few COVID-19 restrictions on businesses during the pandemic, and that no mask mandates were in effect during the rally.

To perform the study, CDC researchers requested lab and coronavirus tracking data related to the rally from all 50 states, as well as health departments from Washington D.C., New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Thirty-nine health departments responded to the

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