The 'Sturgis Motorcycle Rally' sure was a great place to catch a super infectious disease

A recent study has shown that the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally was a Bad Idea™.

The Hill:

Based on the increase in case count, the researchers group, estimated that cases connected to the gathering resulted in $12 billion in public health costs, not including the costs associated with any deaths that might be tied to cases from the event. That dollar amount is based on another estimation that an average of $46,000 is spent on each patient who tests positive for COVID-19.

Researchers concluded that more than 266,000 cases were tied to the event attended by more than 460,000 individuals.