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No Spike In New COVID-19 Cases After Police Brutality Protests

Thousands of Michigan residents took to the streets to demonstrate against police brutality, and video and photos show there was little social distancing occurring during the events. Some people didn’t wear face masks.

Yet, the state has reported far fewer new COVID-19 in the 17 days since the demonstrations began as compared to the 17 days before the protests.

The demonstrations started on May 30 and were reported in 24 cities across Michigan.

From May 31 to June 17, Michigan has reported having 2,996 new COVID-19 cases.

From May 13 to May 30, Michigan reported having 8,493 new cases.



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