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Packed shoulder to shoulder, few people at Trumpís HIA rally are wearing masks
Pennlive ^ | 26 September | Ivey DeJesus

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 Trump’s 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.

“I’m over it,” Jackie Logsdon of Chambersburg said about the coronavirus and wearing masks, one of the major pieces of guidances from health officials. “Nope, I’m over it. I do believe in it, but I’m 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..I’m an old guy. It gets hard to breathe," he said. “I don’t 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 weren’t 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.

It’s 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 didn’t 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 Trump’s 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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: mask; openpa; pandemicisover; tommiethecommie; trumprally
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Oh, the horror...all those bared nasty nostrils!
Now Tommie the Commie will need to put the midstate on code-red lockdown until November 3 to flatten...

1 posted on 09/26/2020 8:06:13 PM PDT by lightman
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To: fatima; Fresh Wind; st.eqed; xsmommy; House Atreides; Nowhere Man; PaulZe; brityank; Physicist; ...

Pennsylvania Ping!

Please ping me with articles of interest.

FReepmail me to be added to the list.

2 posted on 09/26/2020 8:07:28 PM PDT by lightman (I am a binary Trinitarian. Deal with it!)
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To: lightman

Because we’re not gutless pu$$ies?


3 posted on 09/26/2020 8:10:14 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (What if the Lord sent COVID-19 to immunize the world from something more deadly?)
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To: All

The “huddled masses yearning to BREATHE FREE”
ditched their diapers and started acting like free ADULT!

LOOoooong overdue!


4 posted on 09/26/2020 8:10:39 PM PDT by lightman (I am a binary Trinitarian. Deal with it!)
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To: lightman

There is no more pandemic


5 posted on 09/26/2020 8:10:59 PM PDT by yldstrk (Bingo! We have a winner!)
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To: yldstrk

Bingo.

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.


6 posted on 09/26/2020 8:14:36 PM PDT by lightman (I am a binary Trinitarian. Deal with it!)
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To: yldstrk

They are grasping at straws... it is getting harder and harder to continue faking the numbers.


7 posted on 09/26/2020 8:15:49 PM PDT by fireman15
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To: lightman

They’re not buying the Dempanic.

Showing the RATs how to do a “peaceful protest”.


8 posted on 09/26/2020 8:17:56 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Unlike Jeffery Epstein, George Floyd DID kill himself.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

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.


9 posted on 09/26/2020 8:18:32 PM PDT by funfan
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To: lightman

and so are the rioters and looters


10 posted on 09/26/2020 8:22:21 PM PDT by ronnie raygun ( Massive mistakes are made by arrogant fools; massive evils are committed by evil people.")
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To: lightman
Mon Dieu!! *clutching at pearls*
11 posted on 09/26/2020 8:24:06 PM PDT by LIConFem (I will no longer accept the things I cannot change. it's time to change the things I cannot acceptI)
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To: lightman
BS.. I watched it live.
The Commie media lies again.


12 posted on 09/26/2020 8:28:47 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Make American Intelligence Great Again. Bring back ASA.)
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To: lightman
“I’m over it,” Jackie Logsdon of Chambersburg said about the coronavirus and wearing masks, one of the major pieces of guidances from health officials. “Nope, I’m over it. I do believe in it, but I’m over it.” No face masks at Trump rally

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!"

13 posted on 09/26/2020 8:29:24 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: lightman

After watching today’s 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.

Lets roll.


14 posted on 09/26/2020 8:29:34 PM PDT by silverleaf (A live Biden speech is like a solar eclipse: rare, and leaves everyone in the dark)
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To: lightman

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...


15 posted on 09/26/2020 8:29:51 PM PDT by Vendome (I've Gotta Be Me https://youtu.be/wH-pk2vZG2M)
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To: ASA Vet

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.


16 posted on 09/26/2020 8:31:15 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Make American Intelligence Great Again. Bring back ASA.)
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To: lightman
Yep gonna be hundreds of thousands of cases just like Sturgis had.🙄
17 posted on 09/26/2020 8:31:16 PM PDT by hercuroc
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To: lightman

We took down the social distancing tape at work today. Here in Texas, things have been almost completely normal other than the stupid masks.


18 posted on 09/26/2020 8:31:54 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: lightman

I remember reading this same concern concerning the “LEFTWING LETS MAKE UP SOME BULLSHIT EXCUSE TO RIOT” stuff.

Not


19 posted on 09/26/2020 8:35:14 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici
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To: lightman

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.


20 posted on 09/26/2020 8:45:31 PM PDT by Jemian (War Eagle!)
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