Skip to comments.The Coronavirus Is Deadliest Where Democrats Live
Posted on 05/25/2020 7:35:28 AM PDT by Theoria
Beyond perception and ideology, there are starkly different realities for red and blue America right now.
The staggering American death toll from the coronavirus, now approaching 100,000, has touched every part of the country, but the losses have been especially acute along its coasts, in its major cities, across the industrial Midwest, and in New York City.
The devastation, in other words, has been disproportionately felt in blue America, which helps explain why people on opposing sides of a partisan divide that has intensified in the past two decades are thinking about the virus differently. It is not just that Democrats and Republicans disagree on how to reopen businesses, schools and the country as a whole. Beyond perception, beyond ideology, there are starkly different realities for red and blue America right now.
Democrats are far more likely to live in counties where the virus has ravaged the community, while Republicans are more likely to live in counties that have been relatively unscathed by the illness, though they are paying an economic price. Counties won by President Trump in 2016 have reported just 27 percent of the virus infections and 21 percent of the deaths even though 45 percent of Americans live in these communities, a New York Times analysis has found.
The very real difference in death rates has helped fuel deep disagreement over the dangers of the pandemic and how the country should proceed. Right-wing media, which moved swiftly from downplaying the severity of the crisis to calling it a Democratic plot to bring down the president, has exacerbated the rift. And even as the nations top medical experts note the danger of easing restrictions, communities across the country are doing so, creating a patchwork of regulations, often along ideological lines.
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they are pretty maps but I guess I just got really lucky because I live on Staten island and nobody I know has it or even knows anybody who has this thing
That’s at least four or five hundred people.
It’s a blessing
Vote Democrat = DIE
Liberals are incapable of any kind of self-government or civic organization.
They see and deal with everything through their prism of ‘party’-so their ability to recognize or solve problems is automatically diminished by 50%.
LOL. Talk about confusing cause and effect! What an idiot author.
Yeah, those little virions were just blowing on the breeze and one of them said "Look, fellas...it's a Blue City. Let's drop in for a bite. They are so much more tasty than those Red Town meals."
Well yeah, everybodys all crammed in on top of each other, theres more mass transit, and more incompetent leadership like DiBlasio and Cuomo.
“...creating a patchwork of regulations, often along ideological lines....”
So we’ve noticed.
States with the highest percentage of seniors are Arizona and Florida yet both, under Republican governors, had among the lowest percentages of COVID deaths per capita. Think about that.
It is not the virus doing anything different.
It is the liberal/progressive RESPONSE that was different.
Have no fear, all the dead folks will be voting democRAT.
How do you account for that? Are they lying about the numbers?
Your life is even more boring than mine to look that up :-) and that’s saying something :-)
NY Slimes which seldom prints the truth.
It’s possible a dozen or so of us have had it but just had no symptoms. It’s hit the black population and nursing homes hardest and none of the people I know are black and none of them are in nursing homes.
Where I live its sunny, humid and will be 85 today. Theyre going to have a problem scaring me about the flu in these conditions. Anywhere you have these conditions, you are not catching the flu while outside.
I don’t like the heat but normal people do and there will be a lot of them outside today :-)
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