Who Won the Week — 10/3/2021

The idea behind Who Won the Week is to give you the opportunity to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.

I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.

My Who Won The Week pick for this week is the health of Americans living in blue (democratic leaning) states that voted for Biden in the 2020 presidential election.

According to an article published in the New York Times this past week, the political divide over vaccinations is so large that almost every reliably blue state now has a higher vaccination rate than almost every reliably red state.

Further, because the vaccines are so effective at preventing serious illness, Covid deaths are also showing a partisan pattern. Covid is still a national crisis, but the worst forms of it are increasingly concentrated in red America.

And when you get even more granular, in counties where Donald Trump won at least 70 percent of the vote in the 2020 election, Covid-19 has killed about 47 out of every 100,000 people since the end of June. In counties where Trump won less than 32 percent of the vote, the Covid death rate is about 10 out of 100,000.

I wonder what lesson we can learn from this.

What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?

15 thoughts on “Who Won the Week — 10/3/2021

  1. rugby843 October 3, 2021 / 11:00 am

    No surprise here in Wyoming but I’m glad I don’t live in Florida or again in Texas😵‍💫🙄🤯

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  2. Marleen October 3, 2021 / 12:16 pm

    If you wanna go someplace where hardly anybody is wearing a mask, go to a baseball game. It made me wonder how many people there had been vaccinated (and they don’t check at the gate).

    Liked by 1 person

      • Marleen October 8, 2021 / 4:09 pm

        Matt Taibbi: MIRACLE COVID Drug Cut Death By 50%, Release STALLED 6 MONTHS To Avoid Culture War 123K views · 1 day ago

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      • Marleen October 8, 2021 / 5:57 pm

        Ivermectin or Molnupiravir
        257K views · 3 days ago

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        • Marleen October 13, 2021 / 8:23 am

          BBC [purportedly and supposedly] debunks [but, in fact, publishes a shoddy article on] ivermectin

          {video put up a few days ago}

          Liked by 1 person

      • Marleen October 8, 2021 / 11:30 pm

        Molnupiravir, Bamlanivimab, Remdesivir, and Ivermectin Studies 25K views · Streamed yesterday

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    • Marleen October 4, 2021 / 8:23 pm

      Natural versus vaccine immunity
      221K views · 2 days ago

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Carol anne October 6, 2021 / 6:48 pm

    I think a lot can be learned from this! I’m glad some states are doing better, but oh my god! 47 out of every 100 thousand? Thats so many people!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. leigha66 October 16, 2021 / 5:41 pm

    Never thought disease prevention would be political. Now a days everything is.

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