Last month when it was announced that President Trump would be holding a post-RNC campaign rally in New Hampshire, the Usual Suspects in the mainstream media and on the left erupted in predictable outrage, with some preemptively blaming Trump for what they felt would be an inevitable outbreak in the state.
The rally was held in Londonderry on August 28th at an airport hangar, where around 1,400 were said to have attended.
Reporters were quick to point out that many at the rally were not wearing masks:
Scene at Trump’s New Hampshire rally
Marks are required under the state’s mask mandate. Plenty of people aren’t wearing them if they are around the chin. pic.twitter.com/Qf0Fzu7ytt
— Shannon Pettypiece (@spettypi) August 28, 2020
Update on mask enforcement (or lack there of) at this Trump rally in New Hampshire.
Many of the folks here have taken their masks off. (I’d say 80%)
When an announcement was made reminding them wearing a mask was the law… it was met with a loud round of booos.
— Ryan Nobles (@ryanobles) August 28, 2020
Fast forward two weeks later, and we find out that not a single Wuhan virus case in New Hampshire has been linked to Trump’s rally:
No cases of the coronavirus have been linked to President Donald Trump’s rally in New Hampshire two weeks ago, the state health commissioner said Thursday, and only one person who attended Motorcycle Week in Laconia has since tested positive.
On Thursday, Health and Human Services Commissioner Lori Shibinette said officials aren’t aware of any attendees testing positive after the rally.
The annual Motorcycle Week, one of the nation’s largest such gatherings, was held in Laconia Aug. 22 to 30, and Shibinette said she knows of one attendee who has tested positive.
Oddly enough, media mask shamers like CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta, who has been busy retweeting comments from people on his “report” on non-mask wearers from Trump’s Thursday Michigan rally haven’t had a single thing to say about the good news that Trump’s New Hampshire rally didn’t spark a superspreader event.
Earlier this week, a non-peer reviewed “study” on how the Sturgis rally last month in South Dakota allegedly caused a coronavirus outbreak in several states went down in flames after Reason.com did the investigative digging that the so-called “reporters” who touted the study failed to do. Gov. Kristi Noem (R) was livid, calling the erroneous study “nothing short of an attack on those who exercised their personal freedom to attend Sturgis.”