Friday, October 16, 2020

Mandatory shuttles to Trump's Janesville event put bus drivers, others at risk

Not content with packing devotees tightly together despite COVID-19 

social distancing guidelines, The SuperSpreader Express event in Janesville Saturday is requiring the thousands of potential attendees to park 2.5 miles away and take shuttle buses to get their glimpse of the Red Hat before he devotes full time to his duck-the-subpeonas-retirement-plan.

The Rock County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday that attendees of Trump’s airport rally will have to park at Blackhawk Technical College about 2.5 miles away and take shuttle buses to the event.

Here's how the local media framed the event

President Donald Trump’s appearance Saturday in Janesville will feature a public rally in a county that has recently set local records for COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and positive test rate.

Here's the environment into which Trump is inviting thousands of his followers, according to The New York Times:

At least 19 new coronavirus deaths and 4,039 new cases were reported in Wisconsin on Oct. 15. Over the past week, there have been an average of 3,124 cases per day, an increase of 25 percent from the average two weeks earlier.

As of Friday afternoon, there have been at least 171,485 cases and 1,571 deaths in Wisconsin since the beginning of the pandemic, according to a New York Times database. 

The drivers will have to transport people who are likely to think mask wearing is fake science and social distancing is for scaredy-cats because that's what Big Daddy's been telling them.

Side note - you can bet that any WI GOP bigwigs who show up will definitely have preferred parking passes. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Notice how the JS is mostly ignoring the rats nest of militia activity in Wisconsin? I hear more on the national news than the supposed "big" state newspaper. Same with Rittenhouse. More info in the Chicago Trib than the JS. They must be saving time and space for writing all about the "fabulous" FoxConn successes.