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Fear of the mega-event: Can be a superspreder

The next few days runs the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally takes place in the small american town of Sturgis.

despite the fact that the UNITED states is just now struggling to defeat the coronakrisen in the country, expect the organizers that up to 250.000 bikers will participate in the celebrations the next ten days.

The gigantic event draws usually the 500,000 guests, but this year it is expected the figures to be halvereret. 250,000 people gathered in the small town in the state of South Dakota, the issue of massive concern among the locals and health experts.

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In January laid the organizers the following picture on Facebook. At the time they wrote that they were looking forward to the summer festival, and that there was only 200 days. Photo: Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Fear this
Over the weekend thousands of motorcycles, namely, rolled into the small town with well 7000 inhabitants. In particular, one thing worries CNN's medical expert, Jonathan Reiner.

- I'm not worried about them running around on their motorcycles. But I am concerned about what happens in the evening, in bars, restaurants, hotels and on the streets, he says, according to the Swedish Aftonbladet.

He is nervous that the event may be a superspreder of coronaviruses.

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Several thousand have already arrived to Sturgis, where they must be partying the next several days. Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Ritzau Scanpix

Photo credit: Michael Ciaglo/Ritzau Scanpix

Photo credit: Michael Ciaglo/Ritzau Scanpix
Will not die
, South Dakota has not introduced specific restrictions in coronakrisen. Here there is no requirement for mundbind or forsamlingsforbud. Governor Kristi Noem has also given the green light to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which this year celebrates its 80 years anniversary.

- I will not die, but I also don't want to be caught for the rest of my life, says the 66-year-old Stephen Sample to news agency AP.

He takes part in the event, although he has had concerns about it, he tells the AP:

- I think we all are willing to have a chance. But it can be a big mistake.

the State of South Dakota has escaped relatively fine without coronakrisen raging in many places in the UNITED states. One has only registered approximately 10,000 infected and 146 deaths with the virus.

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