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Letter to the editor: What proof is there that red states are better for COVID-19?

Ted Woodson
Breckenridge

Letter writer Rachel Steinmetz, in stating that mask mandates don’t work, gave as evidence the red states of Florida and Texas versus the blue states of California and New York. I don’t get her point.

Here are two measurements of COVID-19 activity as of Jan. 10, 2022:

  • COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people: New York, 312; Florida, 292; Texas, 264; and California, 195.
  • COVID-19 rates per 100,000 people: Florida, 21,572; New York, 21,318; Texas, 17,319; and California, 15,401.

Please tell us how these stats show the red states doing better than the blue states.




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