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.