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[Short-fuse] Will Donald Trump's Tulsa Oklahoma rally on June 20 result in a spike of COVID-19 cases?

Approximately 6,200 persons attended Trump's Tulsa Oklahoma rally yesterday, (June 20). Pictures in the news shows people crowded together, most not wearing masks. Health officials have cautioned against attending large meetings such as this out of concerns for spreading Coronavirus. Many people believe it is foolish.

So how are we to define "a spike"? How many of those 6,200 attendees have to get Coronavirus to declare it a "spike"? Lets consider some simplistic statistics, Oklahoma has a population of about 3,957,000. COVID cases are spiking in Oklahoma, reporting 1,392 new cases from June 17-20. If we apply those numbers to the rally, we might expect 1,392/3,957,000 * 6,200 = 2.18 new COVID cases among the 6,200 attendees of the rally.

Will Donald Trump's Tulsa Oklahoma rally on June 20 result in a spike of COVID-19 cases?

To be resolved positively reports by a health authority, NY Times, Washington Post, ABC, NBC, PBS, CBS or Fox must report that more than 19 persons likely became infected with COVID by attending the Tulsa rally on June 20.

This reporting must take place before August 1st, 12PM EST.


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