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COVID Cases, Deaths Notably Worse In Red States Than Blue States: Report

By the seems of it, Republican assaults on masks and COVID-19 vaccines don’t appear to be notably wholesome for individuals residing in pink states. In a number of situations in latest months, each COVID-19 instances and deaths are notably larger in Republican states than in Democratic blue states, based on an analysis of data by The Washington Post.

The Post mentioned 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, practically one in 5 has died in Florida, the place GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis battles towards 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 excess of 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 larger 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, based on the Post.

Of the 18 states which have new demise totals larger than the nationwide common, 14 voted for Trump, based on the Post.

Red states are doing a lot worse now than they have been at this level in 2020 and blue states are doing significantly better. https://t.co/adXELZtRgK pic.twitter.com/sYAV0xLxtX

— Philip Bump (@pbump) September 10, 2021

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