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    Default Did you go to Sturgis this year - 2020 ?

    If you did, did you come down with Covid?
    I just read a report that " as many as 250,000" contracted Covid from Sturgis.
    First, I hope not.
    Second that would have been 1 out of 2 people attending.

    This is not a political discussion. I am just wondering if YOU went, did you avoid Covid or did you get it?

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    Default Re: Did you go to Sturgis this year - 2020 ?

    I'm skeptical of that analysis.

    Think it isn't half of people attending got covid-19. They are likely saying x number of people picked it up at Sturgis, then brought it back home and infected others.

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    Default Re: Did you go to Sturgis this year - 2020 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanielM View Post
    I'm skeptical of that analysis.

    Think it isn't half of people attending got covid-19. They are likely saying x number of people picked it up at Sturgis, then brought it back home and infected others.

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    I am skeptical of the large number but picking up and carrying it back home IS "getting" it, just asymptomatic carrier.

    Again, I am just curious about our group, not trolling for a fight.
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    Default Re: Did you go to Sturgis this year - 2020 ?

    Didn't go to Sturgis but:
    I'ts always possible, but keep in mind that a recent report from the NY Times claims that something like 70% of the positive tests for COVID19 are false positives due to the amplification process used in the most widely used test. Sure those people had the COVID19 virus present in their systems but in such small amounts that they could not have been contagious or have any symptoms.

    After thinking about it; It seems likely that the claim of 1 in 2 at Sturgis picking up the virus might not just be possible but maybe even likely.
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    Friend went with his wife. Obviously they live together and traveled together. They both came home with a minor cold but they went from dry and dusty to hail while they were out there. She suffers from seasonal allergies and assumed nothing but got tested anyways. She's positive, he's negative.
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    Have been following this and think their assessment may be flawed. Sounds like they tracked cell phone locations of those that went and crossed that to areas that have recent flare-ups. They then go on to blame the flare-up on the folks coming back from Sturgis. Would be interested to see a similar study tracking location data for those that are protesting/rioting to see if there's a similar correlation.
     

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    This study IMHO is flawed, their data collection is a bit south of scientific methodology. One thing I will say is that we ARE in a pandemic, and Sturgis attendees should have had no pretense of safety or social distancing. I can absolutely believe it was possible, even likely, that many thousands of folks contracted the virus here, or on the way here/back. Nothing else would make a lot of sense given the exponential nature of viral spread. Anyone hitting a crowded event like this should expect to be exposed to the Gift-O-Wuhan. No other expectation is realistic.

    I'm in favor of adults making their own decisions based on assessing their own/family risk factors. Come and party, fine with me. Those at risk should never come to a rally, but if your young and healthy enough to survive a common flu and dont live with gramma/grampa, come on and party! Go to work/school! Go get laid! life will have to go on for those with low risk factors. I care for an elder so I wear a mask in stores and stay out of crowds/avoid town. Easy for me, believe it!

    Before tourist season we had 5-10 cases/day, now it's well into the hundreds/day. We knew tourist season would do that, it's the only possible result of everyone coming here. This state survives on tourist/rally dollars, and no person in charge here is going to put human lives ahead of money. Am I just being a dick, yea, probably, but still read this, does this sound like putting human lives ahead of money?

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    Default Re: Did you go to Sturgis this year - 2020 ?

    I didn't go to Sturgis and probably will never make it to that place in my lifetime. I'm not just on that level. At any rate, it is always possible to contract COVID-19 from the area with large gatherings almost everywhere. However, the data and information that I read may or may not be accurate. Too many fake news out there, so I have to do my own assignment and dig for the facts. If people ever test positive, the right thing to do is to quarantine yourself and your close contacts. We are still in the midst of a pandemic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N3FOL View Post
    I didn't go to Sturgis and probably will never make it to that place in my lifetime. I'm not just on that level. At any rate, it is always possible to contract COVID-19 from the area with large gatherings almost everywhere. However, the data and information that I read may or may not be accurate. Too many fake news out there, so I have to do my own assignment and dig for the facts. If people ever test positive, the right thing to do is to quarantine yourself and your close contacts. We are still in the midst of a pandemic.
    It is only 1600 miles from you to Sturgis. It is a great adventure and worth putting on the bucket list.
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    So not sure which "news" story to believe. Most of the ones I read a few weeks back all claimed " Sturgis crowds down 250k expected" Now if you believe them everybody got it. All the pictures make it look very crowded. But no matter how many showed up, everyone crowds to the same spots. Very few wearing masks, 10 feet tall and bulletproof I suppose. Anyway crowded spots are not a good idea even in flu season. But everyone want their own "freedom" to do what they want. And thats fine until it causes someone else grief, then they aren't making a decision just about them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djh3 View Post
    So not sure which "news" story to believe. Most of the ones I read a few weeks back all claimed " Sturgis crowds down 250k expected" Now if you believe them everybody got it. All the pictures make it look very crowded. But no matter how many showed up, everyone crowds to the same spots. Very few wearing masks, 10 feet tall and bulletproof I suppose. Anyway crowded spots are not a good idea even in flu season. But everyone want their own "freedom" to do what they want. And thats fine until it causes someone else grief, then they aren't making a decision just about them.
    Their updated estimated number of attendees this year was in the neighborhood of 460 - 500k-ish.

    Fundamentally I agree with you completely. It is quite inconsiderate and dangerous.

    Unfortunately I find that it is incumbent upon us to take all measures to protect ourselves. We have to assume that everyone has it, as quite a few do and not all of them will do the right thing. A significant number those have it probably no idea they are infected, maybe they care, maybe not. It's all on us, please folks don't count on your fellow man to do the right thing.

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    The consistency of C19 I think is most disturbing and telling's of mankind today.

    We often praise our abilities to be empathetic towards one another and yet we stumble thru the most basic of conversation around this one topic. Consistently demonstrating more apathy on the subject verses the risk of balancing and absorbing possible positive potential shaping of differing opinions.
    The whole topic is off the rails regardless of medium; the simplest of questions cause us to dig foxholes, why is this?
    In an age of so much information we instead of growing, appear to be retracting.
    I am numbed by the amount of "fake news" comments as an explanation point to every broadcast disagreement, aren't you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patch View Post
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    I am numbed by the amount of "fake news" comments as an explanation point to every broadcast disagreement, aren't you.

    I can help you pickup your fallen over bike but, I will not share opinion on the risk of doing so because: it is political or, will be. nuts right
    No matter where you are in the world....when someone helps another pick up their bike, does it matter if the bike is leaning to the left or right? Hmmmmm

    I tend to follow a wide range of news from Canada, U.S., and the U.K. The numbers are only those that have been tested, there are more untested people wandering the streets - with any test they aren't perfect and some have shown to lean toward giving a positive result, others more to the negative. I practice social distancing and glad that work has put in overkill measures to keep us safe. Here...everyone wears masks in stores and public places without complaining of our rights as an individual. It's the new norm and protects everyone.
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    Here too for masks. Unlike SARS I know a different story, the flack we receive over the simplest of conversations regarding C19 is concerning in my experience.
    Way too many headline conversations verses "you don't say" conversations.I get that we have better things to do, the headlines really don't appeal much now, day in day out the same LP skipping over and over, seems like we have just stalled out, but we haven't, at all; there is progress and as man will be man we will overcome anything else is unacceptable. We are all on one side or at least should be, so simple easy conversations needn't lead to labeling.

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    One of my big struggles/complaints on the whole thing is the inconsistency. One week its "warm weather will knock this down" Now that summer is over and cases are still climbing they switch some other narrative. Then they say "wear a face cover" Any covering will at least knock down the "unseen enemy" Then hear a few weeks later oh the gators are worse than nothing. Really? Now some are on the rampage of the mask with the valve not preventing it. Grrrrr The VA just sent an email out saying you can not wear the valve masks to their facilities.
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