Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
The president has shrugged off the pandemic as a "blue state" problem. Now it's hitting Trump-supporting states hard.
Scholars are paying attention to new research on the motorcycle rally's effects on coronavirus spread, but they have lots of questions about it, too.
The first death has been reported among hundreds of coronavirus cases that can be traced to the 10-day bike rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, last month.
The band performed at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in early August — an event that is now linked to the spread of nearly 200 cases of COVID-19.
Sixty-one percent of all the counties in the U.S. have been visited by someone who attended Sturgis, cell phone data shows.
The large event will not face a coronavirus cancellation because "the city knew that people were coming no matter what," a spokeswoman said.