A new research from Stanford University found that 18 out of President TrumpDonald John Trump Stephen Miller: Trump will further crack down on illegal immigration if he wins US record 97,000 new COVID-19 cases, breaking Biden’s daily record leading Trump 8 points nationwide: exploration MOREThe campaign protests resulted in more than 30,000 confirmed coronavirus infections and potentially more than 700 deaths.
Researchers examined the demonstrations held from June 20 to September 22, 2020, only three of which were held indoors.
The researchers then compared the spread of the virus in the particles that held the demonstrations with the particles with similar case orbits before the demonstrations occurred.
The authors concluded that the protests increased subsequent COVID-19 infections to more than 250 infections per 100,000 residents. They found that the events resulted in more than 30,000 new cases in the country and potentially more than 700 deaths, but found that those deaths “were not necessarily among the attendees. “.
“Our analysis strongly supports the warnings and recommendations of public health officials associated with the risk of COVID-19 transmission at large group meetings, especially when Adherence to guidelines regarding mask use and social distancing is low, ”the authors write in the article. “The communities where Trump protested have come at a very high price for illness and death.
The research was published on the preprinted SSRN platform on Friday.
In a statement to The Hill, Trump campaign’s deputy national press secretary Courtney Parella said, “Americans have the right to assemble under the First Amendment to listen to the President of the United States. ”
“We take strong precautions for our campaign events, require all attendees to check the temperature, provide masks, they are instructed to wear and ensure access to a wide variety of hand sanitizer, “Parella said. “We also have signs at our events instructing attendees to wear masks.”
Biden campaign spokesperson Andrew Bates said in a statement to The Hill that Trump was “paying hundreds of lives and sparking thousands of cases with hyper-viral protests that only serve his me. ”
The study comes as the United States set a new one-day record of coronavirus infections on Friday, recording 97,080 new cases. according to COVID monitoring project, breaking the previous record of 88,521 on Thursday.
The research results come when public health experts have warned that fall and winter could lead to a catastrophic third wave of coronavirus infections as colder weather forces people to focus in home.
The President, however, has repeatedly rejected a new rise in cases, claiming that the country is “pivoting” ahead of the pandemic. He also blamed the media for the high focus on COVID-19.
On Friday, he is has attracted backlash for arguing that doctors are improperly counting coronavirus deaths for the sake of personal gain and money.
Trump has garnered the scrutiny of organizing protests with thousands of people mostly blinded despite the pandemic. Supporters at his rallies are also not seen as out of society.
One of the events evaluated in the Stanford study was the president’s controversial rally in Tulsa, Okla., In June. before this event, officials concerns that it can lead to a spike in cases.
Tulsa protests are said to have taken place late Herman CainHerman Cain From HBCU to Capitol Hill: How Congress Can Play a Pivotal Role ‘Saturday Night Live’ impersonators flying over Pence’s head during Trump’s ill debate don’t exempt him from MORE responsibility was infected with the virus, as he did not wear a mask at the event.
The former presidential candidate passed away on July 30 due to complications of the virus and Trump said he did not believe that Cain had contracted the virus at the rally.