Hey Republicans, vaccine hesitancy is killing your voters


MINOT, N.D. — Vaccine hesitancy isn’t just a political thing.

For instance, Black Americans and Hispanics have lagged behind other demographics in getting dosed.

But, as David Leonhardt reports in The New York Times, “the racial gaps — while still existing — have narrowed. The partisan gap, however, continues to be enormous.”

The juxtaposition of vaccination rates and voting trends is alarming. A chart in Leonhardt’s article shows Trump-voting states with the lowest vaccination rates, while Biden-voting states have the highest.

The dire consequences of this trend show up in COVID-19 death counts.

Trump-voting counties have, by far, a much higher death rate than Biden-voting counties.

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