Smash Mouth Concert Packed at Sturgis, Singer Says 'F*** That Covid S**t'
Monday, 10 August 2020 Smash Mouth's proving they might still be All-Stars -- 2 decades after their biggest hit -- but based on their appearance at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally ... they're not exactly the sharpest tools in the shed. Hundreds, if not thousands, of rowdy…
Smash Mouth performed for hundreds of people over the weekend in South Dakota. The rock band played during the 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. It's a massive event that typically draws roughly half a million people to the small town. The gathering is one of the largest to be held in the US since the start of the pandemic. CNN reports many in the audience were not wearing masks. Experts say they're concerned it could be a super-spreader event.
A new research paper on the spread of COVID-19 from the Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota last month has generated both attention and skepticism. According to HuffPost, the paper claims that the 10-day event led to nearly 267,000 cases around the country. But that figure is far higher than the number of cases public health departments have linked directly to the festival, not to mention the state's Republican governor.
The first known Covid-19 death stemming from Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has been reported. The health department stated the death happened in Minnesota following the 10-day rally. Thousands of motorcyclists and biking enthusiasts gathered in the South Dakota city of Sturgis. Sturgis has a population 7,000 most days of the year, reports CNN. As bikers came from all over, it's difficult to know how many people were infected at the rally.
Coronavirus cases traced back to the Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota have crossed state lines. Nebraska public health officials said at least seven Covid-19 cases have been tied to the rally. According to CNN, the department said that contact tracing had been completed, and declined to comment further. The cases that have appeared in Nebraska are the latest to be connected to the rally which took place Aug. 7-16.