Pence lies about curve flattening and Trumpists are so enamored of IMPOTUS* that they might sacrifice themselves without voting. Dick Cheney’s cardiologist calls Trump’s Tulsa rally “criminal endangerment”.
“In a very real sense, (Oklahoma has) flattened the curve. … The number of cases in Oklahoma — it's declined precipitously.” — Mike Pence
We looked at the raw data for Oklahoma from the Covid Tracking Project. The following chart shows both the daily number of new, confirmed cases in Oklahoma and the seven-day rolling average, which smooths out day-to-day variations in the data. (For instance, weekends often show artificially low totals because offices are closed.)
“Tulsa is still dealing with the challenges created by a pandemic,” reads an editorial published Monday in the Tulsa World. “The city and state have authorized reopening, but that doesn't make a mass indoor gathering of people pressed closely together and cheering a good idea. There is no treatment for Covid-19 and no vaccine. It will be our healthcare system that will have to deal with whatever effects follow.”
The Oklahoma Dept. of Health has issued a statement recommending people get tested for COVID-19 before and after attending the Tulsa rally on Saturday for Pres. Trump.
Trump supporter says dying of COVID after Tulsa event will just make him mad he won’t be able to vote: report
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) June 16, 2020
Oklahoma coronavirus rate surges as Trump rally nears
- State confirmed 591 new cases on Monday, a 7.7% increase
On Monday Bruce Dart, Tulsa’s chief public health officer, told the World: “I want people to be safe, and it hurts my heart to think that there’s a potential that we’re going to have something here where people become exposed to an illness. We’ve seen how devastating it’s been across the board in this country, and I don’t want it to happen to anybody here.”
Trump, meanwhile, claimed “Almost One Million people request tickets”. The BOK Center venue holds 19,000. A convention center nearby will extend capacity to around 62,000. Brad Parscale, campaign manager, perhaps indicated the true purpose of the promotional effort when he heralded the “biggest data haul and rally signup of all time by 10x”.
Losing swing states one by one…
— ChrisBrad22 (@cdb224) June 17, 2020
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) June 17, 2020