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South Dakota Officials Blast ‘Blatantly Faulty’ Study Calling Sturgis Rally a Superspread Event

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem and South Dakota officials are pushing back against a study from the left-wing IZA Institute of Labor Economics claiming that last month’s Sturgis motorcycle rally was a “superspread” event.

The dubious study, which has not been peer reviewed, estimates that 267,000 COVID-19 cases nationwide, which accounts for 20 percent of the overall cases across the country over the time span, were caused by the Sturgis rally, costing the U.S. $12.2 billion in healthcare costs. They came to these numbers, according to Newsweek, by analyzing “anonymized cellphone data to track the smartphone pings from non-residents and movement of those before and after the event.”

The city of Sturgis released a press release disputing this ridiculous fear-mongering study and its implications.

Read the full story from Big League Politics

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