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Lockdown protests may have spread virus widely, cellphone data suggests

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Cellphone location data suggests that demonstrators at anti-lockdown protests – some of which have been connected with Covid-19 cases – are often traveling hundreds of miles to events, returning to all parts of their states, and even crossing into neighboring ones.
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The Guardian

Lockdown protests may have spread virus widely, cellphone data suggests

Devices associated with protesters travelled up to hundreds of miles after rallies where few precautions were takenCoronavirus – live US updatesLive global updatesCellphone location data suggests that demonstrators at anti-lockdown protests – some of which have been connected with Covid-19 cases – are often traveling hundreds of miles to events, returning to all parts of their states, and even crossing into neighboring ones. The data, provided t…

2 years ago·London, United Kingdom
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The Independent

Anti-lockdown protests in US may have helped spread coronavirus, phone data suggests

‘We can see protesters are going from a highly concentrated event and then dispersing widely’

2 years ago·London, United Kingdom
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Raw Story

‘Neither ironic or funny’: Cell data reveals right-wing lockdown protesters may be spreading COVID-19

“The behavior we’re seeing at protests carries a high risk of infection,” said Dr. Rob Davidson, an emergency care physician and executive director of the Committee to Protect Medicare. Cellphone data provided to The Guardian by advocacy group Committee to Protect Medicare shows that the right-wing anti-lockdown protests encouraged by President Donald Trump may have resulted in the spread of coronavirus […]

2 years ago·United States
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Newsmax

Study Uses Cell Phone Data to Track Lockdown Protesters

Lockdown protesters are gathering from far and wide and then retreating back far and wide, potentially carrying the coronavirus around the U.S. in dramatic fashion, according to a study that tracked protesters anonymously via cell phones.

2 years ago·Washington, United States
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Political Wire

Lockdown Protests May Have Spread Virus Widely

The Guardian: “Cellphone location data suggests that demonstrators at anti-lockdown protests – some of which have been connected with Covid-19 cases – are often traveling hundreds of miles to events, returning to all parts of their states, and even crossing into neighboring ones.”“The data raises the prospect that the protests will play a role in spreading the coronavirus epidemic to areas which have, so far, experienced relatively few infection…

2 years ago·New York, United States
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Alternet

Cellphone data reveals right-wing lockdown protesters may be spreading COVID-19: 'Neither ironic or funny'

Cellphone data provided to The Guardian by advocacy group Committee to Protect Medicare shows that the right-wing anti-lockdown protests encouraged by President Donald Trump may have resulted in the spread of coronavirus across the country as some demonstrators traveled to the events from out of sta

2 years ago·Washington, United States
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