Coronavirus Surge in Oklahoma Linked to Trump Rally

Mish

Covid cases in Oklahoma sured to a record high this week. Timing suggests the Trump rally in Tulsa is to blame.

Tulsa County reported 206 new confirmed cases on Tuesday and 261 — a record high — on Monday

Map from NY Times Oklahoma.

Dr. Bruce Dart, the director of the Tulsa Health Department, said at a news conference that it was reasonable to link the spike to the rally and related events.

Connect the Dots

“The past two days we’ve had almost 500 cases, and we know we had several large events a little over two weeks ago, which is about right,” Dr. Dart said. “So I guess we just connect the dots.”

By the way, the surge was despite the fact the rally was a big flop. For details of the rally, please see Trump's Oklahoma Rally was an Enormous Half-Empty Flop

Mish

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Zardoz
Zardoz

The old GOP guys are being cagey about showing up for the RNC in person. Wonder why?

PecuniaNonOlet
PecuniaNonOlet

The headline you used is so interchangeable:
“Coronavirus Surge in Oklahoma Linked to Trump Rally“

Stupidity/Incompetence/Immorality/etc surge in City/County/State/America linked to Trump (and GOP).

rafterman
rafterman

Nice spin job Mish, your TDS is raging again. Read the data in your linked NY Times Oklahoma page and tell me how you arrived at your conclusion.

magoomba
magoomba

So everywhere the teflon Don goes DEATH follows eh?
Hope you do well in Utah Mish. Watch out for moomons and the prairie dogs in Nebreska.

Jojo
Jojo

[Shrug] Of more economic and general interest re: Oklahoma:

JULY 9, 2020 7:10 AM
U.S. Supreme Court deems half of Oklahoma a Native American reservation
Lawrence Hurley

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday recognized about half of Oklahoma as Native American reservation land and overturned a tribe member’s rape conviction because the location where the crime was committed should have been considered outside the reach of state criminal law.

Six000mileyear
Six000mileyear

And how does this compare to major cities where Floyd protests were held, but not Trump rallies?

danisssy
danisssy

Mish, have you looked at the linked data in that article, or are you just taking the NYT's word for it? I'd like to see how you reach that conclusion from the data.

I know you hate being accused of TDS and I do think some of your criticisms of Trump are valid, but others - like this - are clearly misleading.

Realist
Realist

Trump’s rallies are only a minor contributor to overall infections. The bigger problem is his complete f**k up of the pandemic response for the last 6 months.

Total cases so far: 3,291,786

Total deaths so far: 136,671

And now, while other countries are getting the virus down to manageable levels, the US is spinning out of control

Yesterday New cases:New deaths

Spain 852:2

UK 512:48

Italy 276:12

Germany 390:5

France 658:25

Canada 321:10

Japan 348:1

South Korea 45:1

USA 71,787:849

I see that he is too busy golfing to care about American citizens getting infected. Worst president ever!

numike
numike

“Disease is the biggest money maker in our economy.”
― John H. Tobe

tokidoki
tokidoki

Actually both Republicans and Democrats see eye to eye when it comes to this calamity. The later loves BIG healthcare i.e. healthcare for profit so this pandemic is really a perfect opportunity.

Felix_Mish
Felix_Mish

Were there more Trumpees at the rally than non-Trumpees in various protests in OK? "Timing suggests" what?

BTW, here is the NYT's OK per-capita REPORTED total cases, most of which are recent. But when did reported cases become apples-to-apples over either time and/or space?!?

Trump's Tulsa rally is so clear here. :) (As I write this, I don't know whether the image will be included in this comment. I've been able to upload images before, no problem. But for this comment, I'm in the same boat as others have reported for both images and links. Frustration.)

njbr
njbr

HOUSTON — Houston hospitals have been forced to treat hundreds of COVID-19 patients in their emergency rooms — sometimes for several hours or multiple days — as they scramble to open additional intensive care beds for the wave of seriously ill people streaming through their doors, according to internal numbers shared with NBC News and ProPublica.

At the same time, the region’s 12 busiest hospitals are increasingly telling emergency responders that they cannot safely accept new patients, at a rate nearly three times that of a year ago, according to data reviewed by reporters.

The increase in ambulance diversions, coupled with the spike in patients being held indefinitely in emergency rooms, are the latest indicators that Houston hospitals are straining to keep up with a surge of new coronavirus patients. ProPublica and NBC News have previously reported that a public hospital in Houston ran out of a medication to treat COVID-19 patients and that a spike in at-home deaths from cardiac arrest suggests that the death toll from the coronavirus may be higher than official statistics show.

On Thursday, 3,812 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in the region, including more than 1,000 in intensive care units, a record since the pandemic began. At the same time, since Texas officials have not issued another stay-at-home order to slow the virus’s spread, hospitals are also still seeing a steady flow of patients in need of care as a result of car accidents, violent crime and heat-related medical emergencies.

Augustthegreat
Augustthegreat

Coronavirus Surge in the U.S. Linked to the Stupidity of the People and Their Stable Genius Dear Leader with his Beautiful Cloth on.

Jojo
Jojo

No one cares about raw CV19 case numbers, hospitalizations or deaths any more. Many people here are looking for some economic tie-in to current events. Suggest that would be a more profitable area for you to focus on.

Here's an article from ZH today that has more use to everyone.

Major Tax Increases are About to Slam America as Cities and States Want You to Pay for Covid Fallout
July 7, 2020

gregggg
gregggg

... and we are now at 2/3 of the death toll per 1000 of the Asian Flu of 1957, which we didn't shut down the economy, didn't lock people in their homes, threaten fines and arrests over masks. And what do we have to show for this corporate driven pandemic? More Karens. Divide and concuer.

FromBrussels
FromBrussels

A seventies Jackson 5 song pops up in my mind : don t blame it on the sunshine, don t blame it on the moonlight....blame it on the.... Trump...

Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett

Herman Cain at the rally ... and, uhh, he has since tested positive ... surely, coincidental ...

awc13
awc13

a very crafty virus. it seems to be able to find conservative gatherings and infect them yet leave the BLM riot crowds alone. Perhaps it has managed to infect the minds of the media and suppress the media's natural investigative tendencies to look into spikes caused by the virus at blm riots

what were the cause of the preceding peaks in june? as a percentage of the total at those times they look to be more significant, yet i don't recall reading in the news about them.

Dodge Demon
Dodge Demon

Going for my 7 mile trail run. 85 degrees and sunny. Attack the uphills!

“Get busy living or get busy dying.”

BaronAsh
BaronAsh

Wow. 416 confirmed and probably deaths in OK. How many in last month? What's that trend? How many with co-morbidity. The coverage of CV19 is disgracefully bad and Mish is just culling small snippets of cherry-picked, vague data to continue his one-man crusade which seems, at this point, to boil down to non-stop 'Orange Man Bad.'

Wld be nice if Mish's report included nr of tests and whether or no there were more tests recently - the case in most States.
Also if any result on the daily deaths front have changed significantly.
Also responsible to remind readers that the States have been opening up the past month so both cases & deaths and hospital rates should be going up a little.

But I understand: once you get hooked on something, it's very hard to let go.

tgvt
tgvt

You can't fix stupid, that's a fact. If Trump supporters wanna commit mass suicide, there's no stopping it. I for one have no interest in stopping it.


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