Elections have consequences that can impact your health.
"Red State Politicians Are Killing Their Own Constituents". The Covid-19 pandemic exposed a clear divide in health outcomes between those who live in red (Republican-leaning) counties and those who live in more pro-Democratic blue counties. The more liberal the area, the more likely mask mandates, social distancing, and vaccine requirements would be implemented and followed... This resulted in a disproportionately greater number of hospitalizations and deaths due to Covid in red areas. - Think Big Picture
How do political decisions impact the well being of their constituents? Check for yourself with this map created with data from the Centers For Disease Control (CDC). Swipe left to see COVID-19 death rates. Swipe right for the political leadership of that state. See the pattern?
Political decisions have deadly consequences
Average excess death rates were 76% higher among Republicans than Democrats from March 2020 to December 2021. - Medical Economics
The data bears out what so many on the left have long suspected: that Republican politicians and lawmakers, most of whom were getting vaccinated and were voting absentee themselves, were ultimately killing their own voters with their rhetoric and policies." - Think Big Picture
Your vote can impact your lifespan
"Once vaccines became widely available to all Americans in April 2021, the red-state / blue-state political divide had become so acute that according to an ABC News analysis of CDC data, the 10 states with the highest vaccination rates had all voted for Biden and 9 of the 10 states with the lowest vaccination rates had voted for Trump. And as a rsult “...the death rates in states that voted for Trump were more than 38% higher than in states that voted for Biden.”
Notably, the six “blue” states along the left side of the chart above are really the “purple” ones, won by smaller margins: Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Arizona, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. Drilling down to look at data in specific red states, the National Bureau of Economic Research released a study analyzing excess death rates in Florida and Ohio during the pandemic. - Think Big Picture
Hospitalizations Surge in Florida
Hospitalizations Surge in Florida as DeSantis Administration Advises Against New Boosters. Florida is experiencing an alarming surge in Covid-19 hospitalizations, marking a post-pandemic record. This sudden spike in cases has ignited a contentious debate within the state and beyond. The focal point of this debate lies in the cautious approach taken by Ron DeSantis and his appointed surgeon general regarding the newly approved booster shots for those under the age of 65. - MSN
TakeAway: Vote as if your life depends on it. Vote for Democrats!
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