The political divide over vaccinations is so large that almost every reliably blue state now has a higher vaccination rate than almost every reliably red state. ... Because the vaccines are so effective at preventing serious illness, Covid deaths are also showing a partisan pattern. Covid is still a national crisis, but the worst forms of it are increasingly concentrated in red America. David Leonhardt
More than 9 in 10 self-identified Democrats (92%) report that they have had at least one dose of one of the three vaccines for Covid-19. That number among Republicans? Just 56%.
The 12 states with the highest case rate for every 100,000 people are all run by Republican governors. The 13 states with the highest hospitalization rate per 100,000 residents are all run by Republican governors. The 15 states with the highest percentage of deaths per 100,000 are all run by Republican governors.
However, The Bulwark had a survey where they interviewed the Trump-leaning middle of the roader who believed that Biden was dragging his feet about urging vaccinations and that it was the Democrats who were unprotected. The disinformation campaigns, or rather, lies propagated by entities outside the US, have succeeded spectacularly, especially with the Christian Right. I am deeply pessimistic about the upcoming elections. ~ Diane O
I really not upset about crazy right wingers dying before they can vote
So, the difference between .4/100k and 1.3/100k is big news? Makes a political dig?
Not big news, but important to see how one's politics can so greatly influence one's health decisions. Shame really.
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