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Protests in America have led to a resurgence of COVID-19 cases and deaths.

There is no data or evidence currently available to prove that the protests have led to a resurgence of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the U.S.

There is no data or evidence currently available to prove that the protests have led to a resurgence of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the U.S.An African American man named George Floyd died at the hands of the Minneapolis police in Minnesota. Since then, hundreds and thousands of people came out in protest across the United States against police brutality on Black people. People flouted COVID-19 lockdown rules and gathered in large numbers and did not follow any social distancing norms.

While some experts blamed these protests for the surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths in the U.S, others say that because many states reopened around the same time, and because of the limits of contact tracing, they can't know for sure what led to a surge. The Washington Post reported that while a few positive tests among protesters were announced here and there, the only major outbreak was tied to protests in South Carolina. Moreover, organizers postponed demonstrations or moved them online after at least 13 people tested positive.

Furthermore, many health experts cited that COVID-19 spreads more rapidly indoors than outdoors. NPR reported that experts were encouraged by the number of people who wore masks during the protests, and the fact that they took place outdoors. However, there is no data currently available, which supports this explanation.

Other theories suggest that the second wave of COVID-19 infection has not yet been seen in the United States. It is also said that the number of COVID-19 cases has decreased as the protests intensified across the country. Even though statistics, when compared county wise show a decline in the number of infections, the actual role played by the protests over George Floyd's death in transmitting the COVID-19 virus has not been determined. Many theories are currently available, which contradict one another, but none of them can be objectively verified with proper statistics or data.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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