People Living In Pro-Trump Counties More Likely To Die From Covid, Study Finds

People living in counties that voted Republican in the 2020 presidential election were more likely to die from Covid-19 than those living in counties that voted Democrat, according to a study published in Health Affairs on Monday, underscoring the effects of a partisan response to the pandemic as officials move to counter another surge in cases. … Senior author Dylan Roby, an associate professor of health, society and behavior at the University of California, Irvine, suggested the county-level voting patterns likely mirrored compliance with protective measures introduced to help curb the pandemic such as mask mandates and getting vaccinated.