Although Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma rapidly turned a laughingstock after only about 6,000 people showed up, it could be having an influence on the unfold of coronavirus within the state.
As MSNBC’s Chris Hayes identified on Monday, 100 % of coronavirus exams in Oklahoma got here again optimistic over the previous two days.
“Yesterday in Oklahoma, they examined 352 individuals for the coronavirus, and each single check got here again optimistic,” the MSNBC host mentioned. “At this time they examined one other 178 individuals, and all these exams got here again optimistic, too.”
“If you happen to can’t do the maths in your head, that’s 100% optimistic price,” he added.
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And it comes lower than ten days after that notorious Tulsa, Oklahoma rally the place even with the sector removed from full, you continue to had hundreds of individuals gathered in an indoor area cheering and screaming in a metropolis that had simply seen a spike in instances and in violation of each single suggestion for security, once more, from the Trump administration’s personal CDC. And whereas we by no means know trigger and impact precisely, significantly within the second, it’s arduous to determine what the precise influence of that rally seems like. Take a look at this: yesterday in Oklahoma, they examined 352 individuals for the coronavirus, and each single check got here again optimistic. At this time they examined one other 178 individuals, and all these exams got here again optimistic, too. If you happen to can’t do the maths in your head, that’s 100% optimistic price. That’s extraordinarily unhealthy.
Trump’s actions are solely serving to the virus unfold
As Chris Hayes famous on Monday, it’s arduous to pinpoint the precise trigger and impact of mass gatherings like Trump’s rally in Oklahoma on the unfold of the coronavirus – particularly within the brief time period.
What we do know, nonetheless, is that the president’s actions – each direct and oblique – are serving to the virus unfold.
Whether or not it’s bringing individuals collectively at occasions that violate each single one among his personal CDC’s suggestions or refusing to be an instance for the nation by carrying a masks, Trump himself is an impediment to stopping the unfold of this lethal virus.
One of the best factor for the well being and wellbeing of the USA is for Donald Trump to be voted out of workplace.
Sean Colarossi at present resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts diploma in Journalism from the College of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for each of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He additionally labored with Deliberate Parenthood as an Reasonably priced Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, serving to northeast Ohio residents get hold of medical insurance protection.