Courtesy of the AP:
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.
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.
Although the health department’s policy is to not publicly identify individual settings where people may have contracted the virus, Dart said those large gatherings “more than likely” contributed to the spike.
“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,” Dart said.
I guess it’s a good thing that only a little over 6,000 people showed up rather than the over one million that the Trump Campaign promised would show.
And keep in mind the same guy who was partially responsible for this surge in Oklahoma is also trying to force schools to reopen way before they are ready to do so safely.
Anybody who takes advice from Donald Trump on how to interact with others during this pandemic should have their head examined.