People living in counties that heavily favored former President Donald Trump during the 2020 election have been nearly three times more likely to die of COVID-19 than those living in pro-Biden counties.
National Public Radio released a report Sunday that showed how political polarization and misinformation is leading to deaths in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
NPR looked at data starting in May 2021, when the COVID-19 vaccines became widely available, and found that in counties that voted 60 per cent or more for Trump the death rate was 2.7 times higher than counties that voted as heavily for now President Joe Biden.
Counties that voted more than 60 per cent for former President Donald Trump saw a death rate from COVID-19 nearly three times higher than counties that similary supported President Joe Biden. Trump is photographed at the June 2020 Tulsa rally, held amid the coronavirus pandemic
Counties with an even bigger vote share for Trump, saw even higher COVID-19 mortality