Careful regression analysis of the impact of 18 Trump rallies by Stanford University researchers concludes that approximately 30,000 cases of Covid-19 and approximately 700 deaths were the direct result of the large mask-free gatherings. These are cases and deaths that would not have occurred absent these rallies.
The tragic thing is that anyone who believes the very basic science could have – and should have – seen this tragic outcome as very likely. Sponsoring such gatherings amounts to criminal negligence if not manslaughter. Trump’s dismissal of this KNOWN science is why we are now going through the roof on new Covid-19 cases and are locked into avoidable deaths of a thousand or more per day for the foreseeable future.