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Saturday, October 31, 2020

Stanford Researchers: We investigate the effects of large group meetings on the spread of COVID-19 by studying the impact of eighteen Trump campaign rallies. To capture the effects of subsequent contagion within the pertinent communities, our analysis encompasses up to ten post-rally weeks for each event. Our method is based on a collection of regression models, one for each event, that capture the relationships between post-event outcomes and pre-event characteristics, including demographics and the trajectory of COVID-19 cases, in similar counties. We explore a total of 24 procedures for identifying sets of matched counties. Extrapolating this figure to the entire sample, we conclude that these eighteen rallies ultimately resulted in more than 30,000 incremental confirmed cases of COVID-19. Applying countyspecific post-event death rates, we conclude that the rallies likely led to more than 700 deaths



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we conclude that the rallies likely led to more than 700 deaths

It is what it is.

#1 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2020-10-31 09:49 AM | Reply

Great! Keep 'em coming! Hopefully, none of these folks voted early.

#2 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2020-10-31 10:05 AM | Reply

The 700 Club.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2020-10-31 10:18 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Criminally Negligent or Disastrously Incompetent?

You decide.

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-10-31 12:01 PM | Reply

Make America Dead Again!

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2020-10-31 01:28 PM | Reply

Yeah, but they all signed wavers, so we're good.

They knew what they were signing up for: "When the good lord tells me it's my time, it's just my time. No fear. Maga."

This was literally the routine response I would hear from Trump supporters at his rallies regarding why they refuse to wear masks. It's all part of god's plan, you know?

#6 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-10-31 02:34 PM | Reply

Did Ivanka give the victims a discount on her Chinese coffins?

#7 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2020-10-31 03:23 PM | Reply

Numbers shmumbers, anybody can make anything up and say anything, who has the attention-span or intelligence to determine whether or not some researchers used sound methodology? /sarcasm

#8 | Posted by hamburglar at 2020-10-31 06:37 PM | Reply

Criminally Negligent or Disastrously Incompetent?

That's GOP standard procedure.

#9 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2020-10-31 07:34 PM | Reply

"I don't think Science knows!!!"

-Trumpy and the Maroons

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-11-01 01:59 PM | Reply

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