A post-Sturgis study is out, though it seems that the analysis is of a type that will not convince many skeptics. Sturgis Motorcyle Rally linked to more than 265,000 cases of COVID-19 costing $12 billion: report "By Nancy Dillon New York Daily News The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally might be rolling into the record books as the largest known coronavirus super-spreader event in the U.S. to date. A new study that analyzed cellphone pings for rally attendees and the COVID-19 case numbers in the communities they returned to estimates that more than 265,000 infections confirmed between Aug. 2 and Sept. 2 trace back to the massive gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts in South Dakota. “We found that for counties that had a lot of people going to Sturgis, after the rally, their case numbers starting taking off relative to similar places that did not have a lot of people going to Sturgis,” Andrew Friedson, an economics professor at the University of Colorado Denver and one of the study’s authors, told the New York Daily News Tuesday. ..."