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24 April, 2024

Fatal incompetence: Mapping the deadly cost of Republicans ignoring COVID experts

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Fatal incompetence: The deadly cost of Republican ignoring COVID experts

"Trump's COVID-19 response led to many preventable deaths"

"Over 130,000 lives could've been saved in the early stages of the pandemic had Trump's White House adhered to the science and pushed for measures advocated by experts. I believe if we had fully implemented the mask mandates... and we had increased testing, that we probably could have decreased fatalities into the 30% less to 40% less range," said Dr. Deborah Birx, the former White House COVID-19 response coordinator. - Business Insider

Check this StoryMap for the deadly price we pay by voting for politicians who let their politics trump science.

Trump political incompetence led to more COVID deaths
Trump overriding COVID experts led to more deaths

Tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths

"From the earliest days of the pandemic, Trump downplayed the threat of COVID-19 and repeatedly spread misinformation on the virus. He routinely pushed against public health recommendations, including wearing a mask or face covering. Trump during an interview with veteran journalist Bob Woodward admitted that he deliberately sought to downplay the dangers of the virus in an effort to avoid inducing "panic."

Top public health experts have excoriated Trump over his pandemic response, saying that his approach led to tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths. By the time Trump left office, there had been over 400,000 reported COVID-19 deaths in the US." - Business Insider

Fatal incompetence: The deadly cost of Republican ignoring COVID experts
Republicans let ther politics trump medical experts

COVID is deadlier when politics trumps science

"Meanwhile, today is the fourth anniversary of the press conference in which former president Donald Trump suggested injecting disinfectant to get rid of Covid, prompting the maker of Lysol to warn people not to use their disinfectant cleaning products internally." - Heather Cox Richardson

Ted Cruz and FOX spread COVID disinformation

TakeAway: Democracy is not a spectator support. If you lost someone during COVID or are suffering the effects of long COVID, remember to vote for someone who puts science first. Vote for President Biden and Democrats.

DISCLAIMER: ALTHOUGH THE DATA FOUND IN THIS BLOG AND INFOGRAPHIC HAS BEEN PRODUCED AND PROCESSED FROM SOURCES BELIEVED TO BE RELIABLE, NO WARRANTY EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED CAN BE MADE REGARDING THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, LEGALITY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY SUCH INFORMATION. THIS DISCLAIMER APPLIES TO ANY USES OF THE INFORMATION WHETHER ISOLATED OR AGGREGATE USES THEREOF.

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