Quantcast
Connect with us

Trump’s rally ‘likely’ increased COVID-19: health official

Published

on

At Wednesday’s White House briefing, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany was confronted with the fact that President Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma led to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases. Her reply was to plead ignorance: “I have no data to indicate that.”

However, according to a health official in Tulsa, the pattern of cases indicates it is “likely” that it did just that.

ADVERTISEMENT

“President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa in late June that drew thousands of participants and large protests ‘likely contributed’ to a dramatic surge in new coronavirus cases, Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart said Wednesday,” reported Sean Murphy for the Associated Press. “Tulsa County reported 261 confirmed new cases on Monday, a one-day record high, and another 206 cases on Tuesday. By comparison, during the week before the June 20 Trump rally, there were 76 cases on Monday and 96 on Tuesday.”

While the health department did not specifically name Trump’s rally as the source per policy, Dart said, “In the past few days, we’ve seen almost 500 new cases, and we had several large events just over two weeks ago, so I guess we just connect the dots.”

Trump’s rallies have attracted criticism for not requiring masks or enforcing physical distancing. Indeed, workers removed stickers from seats that were intended to tell people how far apart to sit at the Tulsa rally.


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Trump ‘is a first-degree mass murderer’ and ‘the most successful bio-terrorist’ in history: Famed psychologist

Published

on

The June 6 edition of the German newsweekly Der Spiegel described Donald Trump as a "fire devil" and a president who "sets fire to his country."

The English edition of Der Spiegel continues with this damningly accurate description of America in the Age of Trump:

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Nobel economist says he’s done the math — and the risk Trump and McConnell pose to the economy is ‘terrifying’

Published

on

Very much a student of New Deal economics, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has often stressed that helping the unemployed during an economic downturn not only helps those who are out of work — it also benefits the economy on the whole. Krugman made that point many times during the Great Recession, and in a column published this week, the liberal economist warns that the “coronavirus recession of 2020” will become even worse if unemployed Americans don’t receive the help that they need.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

‘Friday Night Massacre’ at US Postal Service as Postmaster General—a major Trump donor—ousts top officials

Published

on

Government watchdogs, Democratic lawmakers, and pro-democracy advocates declared it a "Friday Night Massacre" for the U.S. Postal Service after news broke in a classic end-of-the-week dump that Louis DeJoy—a major GOP donor to President Donald Trump and the recently appointed Postmaster General—had issued a sweeping overhaul of the agency, including the ouster of top executives from key posts and the reshuffling of more than two dozen other officials and operational managers.

According to the Washington Post:

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image