In what is shaping up to be one of the uglier subplots in the coronavirus pandemic, Democrat-run states are far deadlier places to live than their Republican-run counterparts.
Let's keep this simple.
Data as of noon, Monday, May 25th.
COVID Deaths In Republican-Governed States:
New Hampshire: 209
North Dakota: 53
South Carolina: 435
South Dakota: 50
West Virginia: 72
COVID Deaths In Democrat-governed states:
New Jersey: 11,133
New Mexico: 317
New York: 23,391
North Carolina: 754
Rhode Island: 608
Washington, DC: 432
26 Republican states, 24 Democrat (plus heavily Democratic Washington, DC). Roughly half and half, though the GOP states are less populous overall.
29,140 deaths in GOP-controlled states versus 68,367 in Democratic ones.
Yes, there are 16% more people in the Democrat-run states. So what?
149.6 million in Republican-run states vs. 178.4 in Democrat-run states. And yet, there's more than double the number of deaths, 2.3 times greater, in Dem states. And that's including the nominally Republican governor of Massachusetts, Charlie Baker. The poster boy for RINOs has legislated like Dems on COVID issues (and every other issue conservatives care about). Counting him as a Republican is ludicrous.
Move hyper-liberal Taxachusetts to the Dem column where it belongs (are you even going to argue this with me?), and the numbers are 22,768 vs. 74,739, more than 3X the deaths.
Hence my Massachusetts asterisk in the title.
Word has it, there's money to be made by claiming COVID deaths when filing reports with the federal government. Even toilet-paper-grade USA Today rates this assertion as "True."
The disease isn't a hoax--COVID kills the same as countless diseases. But the numbers behind the panic, the loss of rights, the induced fear--those are drummed up. We'll likely never know how much.
To those who say, "Wow, that's messed up, but Dems aren't actively killing people," I say two thing can be true at once. Dr. Deborah Birx admitted the death count is far too high. Also, NYC Mayor De Blasio kept schools open after many teachers tested positive for COVID-19. NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo sent 4,300 recovering COVID+ people back to nursing homes. Surely that's manslaughter at the very least.
COVID deaths are a tale of two cities. Democratic governors have blood on their hands. One can argue a great many factors when assessing blame around this disease, but the numbers, even accounting for manipulation, speak loudest.
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