By the appears of it, Republican assaults on masks and COVID-19 vaccines don’t appear to be significantly wholesome for individuals living in purple states. In a number of situations in current months, each COVID-19 circumstances and deaths are notably increased in Republican states than in Democratic blue states, in line with an evaluation of information by The Washington Post.
The Post stated the evaluation reveals the “inescapable overlap of pandemic and politics.”
In a single, apparent instance, of 54,000 individuals who have died since late June, 2021 within the newest wave of COVID-19, nearly one in 5 has died in Florida, the place GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis battles in opposition to carrying masks. So a state with simply 6% of the nation’s inhabitants accounts for 18% of the nation’s COVID-19 deaths this summer season, the Post reported Friday.
But it’s way over that. Across the nation, it’s “obvious that there’s an overlap of vaccination rates, party identity and pandemic outcomes that intertwines the discussion about the pandemic with partisan politics,” famous reporter Philip Bump. “We see that red states are doing much worse relative to the country on the whole than are blue states.”
He added that “more deaths from the virus occur in places where there are more cases. There are more cases in places where vaccination rates are lower. Vaccination rates are lower in places that voted more heavily Republican in 2020.”
Of the 23 states with new case totals per capita increased than the nation over all, 21 voted for Donald Trump in November. Sixteen of them are among the many 17 states with the bottom vaccination charges, in line with the Post.
Of the 18 states which have new loss of life totals increased than the nationwide common, 14 voted for Trump, in line with the Post.
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