Red States See Highest Rates of Covid Deaths
“It is red America, Donald Trump-voting America, that has seen the worst effects of the pandemic. With divergent vaccination rates, with the unvaccinated population that’s most at risk being made up of Republicans at three times the rate of Democrats, that gap is poised to grow.”
“If we break down monthly case and death figures by county vote in 2020, we see that Trump counties have been hardest hit by the pandemic on a per capita basis since last year. If we throw in vaccination rates, we see that it is those same counties that have been the slowest to get vaccinated.”
These 6 red and blue states tell you everything you need to know about where Delta is hitting hardest — and why
Politics is hardly the only factor driving vaccine hesitancy in the U.S. But in a sign of how big a factor politics has become — and how the politicization of vaccination is shaping where the hypercontagious Delta variant is hitting hardest — an average of nearly twice as many people per capita are now hospitalized for COVID-19 in states that voted for Donald Trump in 2020 as in states that voted for Joe Biden, according to a Yahoo News analysis.
And while blue states have vaccinated (on average) more than half their residents, red states lag a dozen percentage points behind.
Comparing six specific states — Vermont, New Jersey, Minnesota, Florida, Louisiana and Nevada — only throws this troubling trend into sharper relief.
Hospitalization and vaccination numbers are, of course, not unrelated. Studies have repeatedly shown that all approved COVID vaccines reduce the risk of hospitalization (and death) by more than 95 percent. Likewise, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 97 percent of all COVID patients in hospitals right now are unvaccinated.
As a result, the states with more unvaccinated residents also tend to be the states with more hospitalized residents — and these states tend to be disproportionately conservative.
Just how disproportionately conservative? Glance at any state-by-state list of COVID data and the pattern becomes clear. Just three of the 25 states with the lowest vaccination rates voted for Biden; just three of the 25 states with the highest vaccination rates voted for Trump. By the same token, just 1 of the 10 states with the highest hospitalization rates (Nevada) voted for Biden — and just 1 of the 10 states with the lowest hospitalization rates (South Dakota) voted for Trump.
When you put it all together, the big picture is as striking as it is unsettling. According to Yahoo’s analysis, the average full-vaccination rate across states that voted for Biden was 54.4 percent as of Monday morning. The average full-vaccination rate across states that voted for Trump was far lower: just 41.7 percent.
In turn, these undervaccinated red states are now bearing the brunt of Delta’s impact. Across the Biden states, today’s average hospitalization rate is just 6 people for every 100,000 residents. Across the Trump states, that same rate is now nearly twice as high: 11.2 per 100,000.
Tragically, this gap will probably only widen in the weeks ahead. Over the last 14 days, blue-state hospitalizations have grown at an average rate of 24.4 percent. Meanwhile, red-state hospitalizations have grown at an average rate of 60 percent — more than twice as fast.
Vermont leads the nation with 67 percent of its population fully vaccinated; there, hospitalizations have actually fallen over the past two weeks to a rate of less than 1 patient per 100,000 residents. Nearby Massachusetts (64 percent), Maine (63 percent), Connecticut (63 percent) and New Hampshire (58 percent) have similarly stratospheric vaccination rates — and not a single one currently has more than 4 patients per 100,000 residents in the hospital because of COVID-19.
Most Trump states are not faring as well. At 31 patients for every 100,000 residents, Florida now has the second-highest hospitalization rate in the nation, and more people (upwards of 6,600) are in the hospital for COVID there than in any other state — a tally that has doubled over the last two weeks and is fast approaching record levels. Less than half of Floridians (48 percent) are vaccinated, and an even lower number tend to be vaccinated across north Florida, the epicenter of the state’s outbreak. Low vaccination rates in Missouri (41 percent) and Arkansas (36 percent) have propelled hospitalization rates there to equally high levels.
Nearby Louisiana appears to be next on Delta’s list. There, hospitalizations have hit 22 patients per 100,000 residents after rising 174 percent over the last two weeks — faster than anywhere else in America. Just 37 percent of Louisianans are fully vaccinated.
More than two-thirds of unvaccinated Trump voters (68 percent) said they would “never” get vaccinated
The Anti-Vax, Anti-Mask Trumpturds in my area and state? Are dropping like flies on Trump’s shit.
In my area alone? In the last two months? Twenty-seven Trumpturds, protesting against vaccine and mask mandates? Infected each other during their protests and? They died.
One of these Trumpturds was a pastor of a local church, and he? Infected hundreds of people in his church. Why? Because that asshole decided masks or vaccines did not work, so he held a huge rally, with hundreds who showed up getting infected.
Now? Thanks to these fucking scumbag shitstains on the underwear of humanity anti vax, anti-mask Trumpturds? Our county, which actually had the lowest rate of Covid? Now? Not only has the highest rate of Covid in the state, but the whole fucking New England area.
And still? Even with all the death and infections? These Can’t Understand Normal Thinking fuckstains? Are still protesting the vaccine and mask mandates.
These fucking shitstains sure do not like my attitude I have been open about on this. I say FUCK THEM. I AM GLAD THESE ASSHOLES ARE FUCKING DEAD AND ROTTING IN THEIR GRAVES AND FOR EACH OF THESE SONS OF A BITCHES WHO DIED? WELL THESE TRUMPTURDS HAVE FINALLY DONE THEIR PART TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!
Now personally? I do not want any Trumpturd to get vaccinated. I do not want them to wear masks. I also want these shitstains on the underwear of humanity to continue to hold their gathering of circle jerks and family generational inbreeding, so they can keep infecting each other and die from Covid. And I also hope this O Variant takes out hundreds of thousands of these losers of the US.
BECAUSE AGAIN, IN MY OPINION? EACH AND EVERY FUCKING ONE OF THESE TRUMPTURDS, THESE SHITSTAINS ON THE UNDERWEAR OF HUMANITY WHO DIES OF COVID? BECAUSE THEY LISTENED TO CUCKER CARLSON AND OTHERS? NOT ONLY DESERVE THEIR FUCKING FATES, BUT ARE FINALY DOING THEIR PART TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!
THESE DEAD, FASCIST TRAITOR SCUMBAGS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY OTHER ATTEMPTS AT HIGH TREASON, INSURRECTIONS OR OTHER SHIT FOR THEIR FUCKING FAILED HERO DOTARD DIAPER DONNIE TRUMP. THESE CUNTS WANT TO DIE FOR DONNIE? SO THEY CAN OWN THE LIBS? WELL I SAY WHY THE FUCK STOP THEM, I SAY LET THESE SONS OF A BITCHES DIE. LET THEM ALL FUCKING DIE.
YES, THE ONLY GOOD TRUMPTURD? IS A FUCKING DEAD TRUMPTURD.
Yes, these Trumpturds dying, drowning in their own snot, in the red states? Brings great joy to my heart and soul. I fucking love it. I love them dying, I love it when they are in the ICU’s, on ventilators, dying. I even love that they are infecting and murdering their own rug rat inbred offspring, which stops another generation of these shitstains on the underwear of humanity from causing further problems.
None of these Cunts of Trump will be around to vote, or cause shit. And that is a bonus which actually does Make America Great Again.
And ? I also love how sometimes? I will go to one of these local Trumpturds who died of Covid graves and leave a little present behind for them.
I say fuck the Trumpturds, Fuck the Repugnant Traitors, and Fuck Donald J Trump. May they all die, choking to death on their own snot.