The motorcycle rally was falsely depicted as a “super spreader” event. In reality, it was a super safe event with almost no casualties.
Sturgis, South Dakota, March 29. Remember last summer’s headlines about “hundreds of thousands” of COVID-19 cases traced to the 2020 Sturgis motorcycle rally? It turns out it was fake news.
Every year Sturgis (on the western edge of South Dakota, near Rapid City) is the scene of the world’s largest motorcycle rally. Thousands of bikers from around the country descend on the tiny Old-West town for frolic and fellowship.
2020, however, was supposedly a year of a death-dealing pandemic. Events were canceled everywhere; but Sturgis organizers decided to let the event go on as scheduled. “Public health officials,” mainstream media spokespeople and pro-government extremist professors everywhere were horrified.
Media depictions of the rally were utterly fake. Some 460,000 bikers attended the Rally, but that was fewer than usual. The media used footage from previous years to make it look busier than it actually was. This was despite several live feed cameras and permission to every media outlet so they could use the true footage. “But instead, they were showing images from previous rallies, and a lot of times it was from the 75th rally, which was massive, and it would show our streets lined with thousands and thousands of people,” said a Sturgis organizer. “I mean it was images that were over five years old.”
In the wake of the Sturgis rally, “public health” officials went out of their way to falsely link claims of COVID-19 infections to the rally. People were counted as having contracted COVID-19 from the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally when they had not even stopped in the town.
“We had one individual that stated that they were just driving to Washington state, and they were driving along I-90, which of course runs through our community. And so, then they were counted as one of the Sturgis recipients, even though they didn’t even stop in Sturgis.” “But according to their state health official, apparently they were a Sturgis victim of the coronavirus.”
The media falsely claimed the Rally led to more than 266,000 COVID-19 cases, or nearly one in every five cases reported in America at the time. A shameful “study” by four San Diego State University professors was used to promote false hysteria over the event–and condemnation of South Dakota’s governor. “The media linked anywhere from one to about five fatalities to Sturgis,” but none were scientifically traced.
Recently the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health analyzed the San Diego State University “study” and found it to be filled with weaknesses and flaws.