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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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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally In South Dakota Caused Covid-19 Coronavirus Outbreak In Minnesota

Minnesota did not have a huge motorcycle rally from August 7 to 16. No, that was Sturgis, South Dakota. But what happens in South Dakota doesn’t necessarily stay in South Dakota.

In fact, a study published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) clearly showed that it didn’t and how one state can eventually affect other states when it comes to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. That’s because States aren’t completely separate like Kanye West fans and Taylor Swift fans. Instead, states are quite interconnected in many different ways. People cross state boundaries to do things like go to work, attend school, visit friends, and eat cheese. The study found

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Kid Rock to perform at Buffalo Chip for 2021 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally | Local



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Kid Rock performs at the Buffalo Chip in 2018 during the 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Rock will return to the Buffalo Chip’s Wolfman Jack Stage Aug. 8, 2021, for the 81st annual Rally and the 40th anniversary of the campground.




As part of its 40th annual celebration, Kid Rock will perform Aug. 8, 2021, at the Buffalo Chip during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the campground announced Friday.

To celebrate the anniversary, The Buffalo Chip will give away a $30,000 grand prize package to one winner and three of their friends in partnership with Black Hills Harley-Davidson and Liv Hospitality.

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The “King of Sturgis” prize package registration is open and includes four Black Hills Harley-Davidson gift cards valued at $2,500 each, a four week-long hotel stay at a Liv Hospitality property, $500 in free gaming

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CDC Reveals Wild Spread of COVID-19 Cases From Sturgis Rally

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Scientists have used genomic testing to show how COVID-19 spread from a notorious weeklong motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, over the summer to dozens of Minnesota residents who didn’t even attend.

The question of how much virus was spread by the August event has been the subject of controversy, with one group of economists using cellphone data estimating 266,000 cases could be linked to the rally and others calling that fiction.

But a new study released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) employed genomic sequencing in virus samples to find similarities among patients and prove the cases were linked.

The results: It identified 51 Minnesotans who got coronavirus from attending the rally—and 35 more residents of that state who contracted it from the original group or from a secondary patient. Four were hospitalized and one died.

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