Pew Research Center is out with an analysis of coronavirus deaths. It shows they are overwhelmingly concentrated in Congressional districts represented by Democrats.
Democrats represent 41 of 44 districts with the highest number of Covid-19 deaths.
This lopsided distribution could help explain a partisan divide in the views regarding whether a national shutdown was the right move, and whether it's time to end it.
The coronavirus outbreak has taken the lives of nearly 100,000 Americans. Yet since the start of the outbreak, the death toll has been concentrated in a just a few places – mostly large metropolitan areas, especially the New York City area.
The places hit hardest by the coronavirus outbreak – which have relatively large shares of ethnic and racial minorities and residents living in densely populated urban and suburban areas – are almost all represented by congressional Democrats.
A new Pew Research Center analysis of data on official reports of COVID-19 deaths, collected by the John Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, finds that, as of last week, nearly a quarter of all the deaths in the United States attributed to the coronavirus have been in just 12 congressional districts – all located in New York City and represented by Democrats in Congress. Of the more than 92,000 Americans who had died of COVID-19 as of May 20 (the date that the data in this analysis was collected), nearly 75,000 were in Democratic congressional districts.
Of the 44 hardest-hit congressional districts – the top 10% in terms of deaths – 41 are represented by Democrats, while three are represented by Republicans. These include the New York-area districts, as well as those in the Boston, Detroit and New Orleans metropolitan areas. The average death toll in each of these hardest-hit districts was 1,122 as of May 20.
The next 100 hardest-hit districts, which represent the remainder of the top third of districts, with an average of 270 deaths, also are disproportionately represented by Democrats: 75 are represented by Democrats, 25 by Republicans.
About two-thirds (68%) of the 44 least affected districts – the bottom 10%, with an average 13 deaths in each district – are represented by Republicans in Congress.
Note: Pew finds there are differences in death rates in terms of race but not poverty level.
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Katie Madden says
wonder if the leadership that ordered
1. infected seniors returned to nursing homes
2. conviced criminals released from prison
3. lckdown extensions
4. history of unequal justice
are related. coincidence?
GEORGE EADY says
THIS DOES LOOK BAD FOR THE DEMCO-RATES . MAYBE IF THEY WAS LOOKING OUT FOR THERE PEOPLE AND NOT SPENDING LAST 3 YR TRYING TO GET RID OF TRUMP . THIS WOULD NOT BE. JEST SHOWS THEY HATE TRUMP MORE THAN THE CARE FOR THERE VOTERS ?? TRUMP 20/20
donald gudgell says
don't worry, those who died will still get to vote.
Amen to that brother. They only care about coercion-ing and deceiving us into voting for them, but that won’t work anymore because the new Golden age is upon us
Putting politics above human life is deplorable. These people will do ANYTHING to gain control of the population for their own financial reward. The worst of the bunch is Hillary Clinton. Fate really needs tp intervene soon.
Chip Eichelberger says
Sheryl - can you do the same run down for the rioting and looting occurring right now in US Cities -I would wager it is the same result at Chinese Virus Deaths.
Susan Elizabeth Clemons says
Stupid mediocre "leaders" in blue states are more into their own power than what is good for the people.. OR it could be plain old BAD KARMA.
Just more evidence that everything that is wrong with this country is the responsibility of the left.
Those who live in dense, poorly illuminated, poorly ventilated housing. Those who live off of burgers, fries and soda. Those who live on the couch except when they go cash their welfare check or visit the liquor store, fast food joints can expect a poor result.
This is a result of their poor health practices, and the liberal efforts to keep them ignorant and sequestered in their owned districts.
Those who live in liberal districts who have no respect or consideration for anyone not worth over a million dollars can expect to be sacrificed for the power of their "representative" owners.
Thought this Virus by representative area was an interesting article. Is there any way for you to find out how many people with COVID had received the flu vaccine? I think those numbers would be interesting 1) if they kept track and 2) if they would allow that data out of the CDC, health departments and hospitals.