Trump rallies caused more than 30,000 COVID-19 cases and likely led to 700 deaths, study finds

President Donald Trump’s massive campaign rallies led to more than 30,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and likely caused the death of 700 Americans, a new study says.The Stanford University paper released Friday took a close look at 18 Trump rallies between June and September and followed subjects “up to ten post-rally weeks for each event.”“The communities in which Trump rallies took place paid a high price in terms of disease and death,” researchers concluded.Rates of COVID-19 often rose notably in communities that hosted the events, compared with nearby towns where Trump stayed away, the study …

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