Philip Bump (Washington Post via PoliticalWire): “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.”
Peter Baker/NY Times (via Twitter): Approximately 150,000 unvaccinated people in the United States have died of Covid-19 since June 1, despite an effective vaccine being widely and freely available, the New York Times reports.
Trump & company are using every means possible to encourage their followers to die – and statistics show that this contemptible campaign is working. Why are they doing it – why are they actively encouraging their followers to get sick and die? Is it just that they want to hobble the recovery, slow the economy and raise anxiety to make trouble for Biden and the Dems in the midterms.
But what makes the MAGAs so stubbornly determined to risk their health and their lives? It looks more like another personality cult devolving into mass suicide every day.