This might not be Mundane or Pointless, but I’m note sure where else to put it.
In the wake of the Sturgis Motocycle Rally held on August 7-16 2020, I notice that South Dakota has, according to the Johns Hopkins coronavirus site, experienced its highest reported new caseload – 457 on August 28, 2020, more than twice the previous daily high. Thecaseload rise begins after the start of the rally, as you can see here:
I haven’t seen anything in the news about this, but it seems a particularly important point, especially since lots of people were saying before the rally that it would probably lead to this.
By the way, New Hampshire last week had its delayed Laconia Bike Week, normally held in June . New Hampshire has had a good record of suppressing COVID, like the rest of New England, and I don’t see any jumps there yet. But we’ll see what the next couple of weeks hold
Attendance at Laconia is typically under 200,000. Sturgis generally has about 500,000. That can affect things, too.