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Big event on the stairs: My grandmother is completely terrified

250,000 people gathered in a country in the midst of a global pandemic.

It sounds like a dubious cocktail, but it is nevertheless the case in the small town of Sturgis, which is usually home to 700 inhabitants.

there are Already starting to roll participants to the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which is being described as the USA's largest event during the coronakrisen.

But not everyone is equally happy.

CNN has spoken with a resident of the city, that is to say the least, critical.

- I fear that I must live in my houses for several months after this. Maybe even half a year, until this is over. The here people coming in from other states, where there have been massive outbreaks so that you do not believe also that they will come here and infect the local?

- My grandmother is completely terrified, because she has diabetes, is in the 80's and has lupus (Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease, which means that the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy body cells and tissues ed.). If she gets covid-19, then it is a death sentence, says the citizen to CNN.

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however, There is a single compelling argument for that several residents in the town believe that the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the 2020 is an excellent idea.


the AP has spoken with Rob Woodruff, who stands for the big Buffalo Chip festival in connection with the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, who does not believe that he has a choice.

- 355 days a year we are spending money without getting anything in, and so we hope that people show up in nine days. We are a nine-day-business, says Rob Woodruff.

He refers at the same time to any event in connection with independence day in the UNITED states, where 7500 people were gathered together at Mount Rushmore. Here are not registered outbreaks with coronavirus subsequently.

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It is still unclear how many people will actually show up.

More pointing out that travel restrictions means that canadians have to be away, while others predict that because it is one of the few events that have not been cancelled, so will even more show up.

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally offers motorshows, big celebrations and has previously featured concerts by world stars like Bob Dylan, Ozzy Ozbourne, Nickelback, Tom Petty, Cher and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

South Dakota is one of the states in the UNITED states, that has come most easily through the coronavirus outbreak. Only 9000 people have been confirmed infected with the covid-19, while 135 have died. There live almost one million people in the state.

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