Skip to comments.Packed shoulder to shoulder, few people at Trumpís HIA rally are wearing masks
Posted on 09/26/2020 8:06:13 PM PDT by lightman
There were plenty of red MAGA hats and T-shirts on Saturday at President Donald Trumps campaign rally at Harrisburg International Airport.
But the one thing conspicuously missing from the majority of people? Face masks.
Thousands stood shoulder to shoulder, packed even beyond the immediate capacity of the private hangar, and most were without masks. Among those who had masks, many had them pulled down to their chins.
Im over it, Jackie Logsdon of Chambersburg said about the coronavirus and wearing masks, one of the major pieces of guidances from health officials. Nope, Im over it. I do believe in it, but Im over it. No face masks at Trump rally
The majority of people who packed the hangar area at Trump's rally at HIA Saturday wore no face mask.
Erik Wayne, who drove from New Jersey to attend the rally, wore his mask below his chin.
It just gets to the point...that..Im an old guy. It gets hard to breathe," he said. I dont believe in masks, but I got one with me.
Many of those seated on the stage directly behind Trump were wearing masks as the president spoke. They wore masks with the MAGA emblem. But many before the rally began werent wearing masks.
Those attending were able to grab free masks. The campaign staff provided hand sanitizer and said those attending would be encouraged to wear masks. Temperature checks were conducted on those entering.
Many of the people who spoke for this article said the coronavirus was no longer a concern in Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 1,029 new coronavirus cases Saturday, raising the statewide total to 155,232.
Its the first time in a week the state has reported more than 1,000 new cases in a day, a mark the state has hit a few times in September. The health department reported more than 1,100 cases on Sept. 19. By comparison, the state didnt register 1,000 new cases in day in the month of August.
On the upside, the number of coronavirus patients in hospitals (just under 450) is far lower than the peak in the spring, when about 2,800 were hospitalized.
Still, Gov. Tom Wolf has criticized Trump for holding large rallies in Pennsylvania.
The Democratic governor issued a statement Friday calling Trumps continued scheduling of large campaign rallies in Pennsylvania dangerous and wrong, and urged all attendees to think of the health and safety of their families and their communities before attending... any rally put on by the Trump campaign. Few at Trump's rally wore masks
Vicki Lightcap of Pennsburg said she was confident that the likelihood that she would contract the coronavirus because she wore no face mask was very low.
Vicki Lightcap, who drove from the Allentown area, wore no mask, but said she believed in science.
In the state of Pennsylvania the percentage of people who are actually sick compared to other states is very, very small percentage, she said. There is only a small percentage that anyone would get the virus.
Lightcap chose a spot at the rally near the media area, which allowed her to turn her back to the crowd.
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Because we’re not gutless pu$$ies?
The “huddled masses yearning to BREATHE FREE”
ditched their diapers and started acting like free ADULT!
There is no more pandemic
CV-19 is ENDEMIC.
Almost everyone is gonna be exposed, sooner or later.
Almost everyone is gonna “test positive” for exposure.
Some are going to have symptoms.
Some are going to have severe symptoms that may require hospitalization, maybe even intubation.
And a few are going to die.
This is not the Hong Kong Flu.
This in not the “Spanish Influenza”
This is not the black plague.
Grow a pair and start living and breathing freely.
They are grasping at straws... it is getting harder and harder to continue faking the numbers.
They’re not buying the Dempanic.
Showing the RATs how to do a “peaceful protest”.
Maybe they should all learn the survivals rates by age bracket and when they are interviewed they can say them the media will shut up.
and so are the rioters and looters
That's my stance as well.
As my father's favorite joke about a guy who goes up in a tree while hunting and runs into a bobcat. Poor guy is in an awful fight and tells his buddy below to "Shoot Shoot!"
Buddy says, "I can't...I might hit YOU!"
"Shoot anyway...one of us has to get some relief!"
After watching todays WH ceremony and the 50K prayer march, i really got the sense the WH and people around it are moving on. Few masks, no distancing.
Went to the Minden, Nevada Trump rally 3 weeks ago.
I don’t know a single person who got sick...
Had a blast and this article is stupid...
It was the same at the previous rally I watched. I suggested months ago that President Trump provide them at the door. Looks like someone listened.
We took down the social distancing tape at work today. Here in Texas, things have been almost completely normal other than the stupid masks.
I remember reading this same concern concerning the “LEFTWING LETS MAKE UP SOME BULLSHIT EXCUSE TO RIOT” stuff.
Yup, a few will die of it. In my age bracket, those >60, 99.5% of us either will not get it or have very mild symptoms. In other age brackets the rates are even less for catching it.
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