Although Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma shortly grew to become a laughingstock after solely about 6,000 folks confirmed up, it might be having an impression on the unfold of coronavirus within the state.
As MSNBC’s Chris Hayes identified on Monday, 100 % of coronavirus assessments in Oklahoma got here again optimistic over the previous two days.
“Yesterday in Oklahoma, they examined 352 folks for the coronavirus, and each single take a look at got here again optimistic,” the MSNBC host mentioned. “At this time they examined one other 178 folks, and all these assessments got here again optimistic, too.”
“In the event you can’t do the maths in your head, that’s 100% optimistic fee,” he added.
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And it comes lower than ten days after that notorious Tulsa, Oklahoma rally the place even with the world removed from full, you continue to had 1000’s of individuals gathered in an indoor area cheering and screaming in a metropolis that had simply seen a spike in circumstances and in violation of each single advice for security, once more, from the Trump administration’s personal CDC. And whereas we by no means know trigger and impact precisely, notably within the second, it’s exhausting to determine what the precise impression of that rally seems like. Take a look at this: yesterday in Oklahoma, they examined 352 folks for the coronavirus, and each single take a look at got here again optimistic. At this time they examined one other 178 folks, and all these assessments got here again optimistic, too. In the event you can’t do the maths in your head, that’s 100% optimistic fee. That’s extraordinarily dangerous.
Trump’s actions are solely serving to the virus unfold
As Chris Hayes famous on Monday, it’s exhausting 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 quick time period.
What we do know, nevertheless, is that the president’s actions – each direct and oblique – are serving to the virus unfold.
Whether or not it’s bringing folks 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 america is for Donald Trump to be voted out of workplace.
Sean Colarossi at the moment 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 Inexpensive Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, serving to northeast Ohio residents acquire medical insurance protection.