We've reached the 'Red Covid' phase of the pandemic.

The effort to vaccinate America against Covid-19 has now become so politically divided that a state's political affiliation can generally predict vaccination rates. Data shows traditionally blue states are succeeding in curbing the virus while red-leaning states are continuing to feel the detrimental effects of vaccine hesitancy. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains how the partisan rhetoric over vaccines has threatened America’s effort to eliminate Covid-19.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
Transcript of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory speech
apnews.com/article/election-2020-joe-biden-religion-technology-race-and-ethnicity-2b961c70bc72c2516046bffd378e95de

Red Covid
www.nytimes.com/2021/09/27/briefing/covid-red-states-vaccinations.html

U.S. Adults' Estimates of COVID-19 Hospitalization Risk
news.gallup.com/opinion/gallup/354938/adults-estimates-covid-hospitalization-risk.aspx

In His Own Words, Trump on the Coronavirus and Masks
www.nytimes.com/2020/10/02/us/politics/donald-trump-masks.html

Trump booed at Alabama rally after telling supporters to get vaccinated
www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-booed-alabama-rally-after-telling-supporters-get-vaccinated-n1277404

On Fox News, Vaccination Pleas Intensify, but Skepticism Persists
www.nytimes.com/2021/07/20/business/media/fox-news-covid-vaccines.html

Coronavirus in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count
www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/us/covid-cases.html

About me:
I was named "best dressed" in 7th grade. That, along with being CNN's editor at large and author of the daily "Point" newsletter are my proudest achievements. Look for me here every Tuesday and Thursday to find out what’s really going down in politics.

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