Ohio ranks 32nd in COVID vaccinations, trailed by Trump counties

In all 64 counties of Ohio worn by Donald Trump last year by at least 25 percentage points, COVID-19 vaccination rate on average 33%.

In the other 24 counties that Trump took on a smaller margin or that Joe Biden won, the average is a third higher, at 44%, according to an analysis by Dispatch. The Ohio Department of Health rate shows those who received at least one injection of the vaccine.

Health officials across the country have struggled to find a common denominator for reluctance to immunize, indicating rates generally but not universally lower among rural or less educated residents.

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But allegiance to Trump is a key factor, discovered USA Today Network, sister of the Dispatch in Tennessee.

“In four (southern) states of the United States with the slowest deployment of the coronavirus vaccine, the best predictor of low vaccination rates is the amount of support given to former President Donald Trump, a detrimental legacy from a leader who credits himself with developing vaccines but rarely promotes their use, “Tennessee Network reported.

Donald Trump accepts the Republican National Convention nomination in July 2016 at what was then Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

The correlation is also strong in Ohio, which Trump increased by 8 points overall in 2016 and 2020. Of the 10 counties that gave Trump his biggest margins, seven were also among the 10 with the highest vaccination rates. bottom: Holmes, Adams, Highland, Shelby, Darke, Mercer and Preble.

In fact, Trump not only won each of Ohio’s 56 least vaccinated counties, but his lowest margin of victory was 34 points.

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Polls always have shown Democrats are much more willing to get the vaccine than Republicans. For example, a PBS NewsHour / NPR / Marist survey Earlier this month, 41% of Republicans said they did not intend to get the vaccine, but only 4% of Democrats did not want a vaccine.

Ohio’s statewide vaccination rate of 43% ranked 32nd in the United States by midweek, according to the Mayo Clinic. vaccine tracker and one listing by Becker’s Hospital Review. About 48% in the United States had obtained at least one injection.

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“Low vaccination rates in deep red counties pose a threat to all Americans,” the Tennessee network’s story noted. “COVID-19 is likely to linger in these areas, making it sickening and killing long after it could have been stopped, with each new infection providing an opportunity for the virus to mutate, which can bypass vaccines and allow the virus to occur. to come back into force everywhere – regardless of political leanings or vaccination rates. “

Pharmacist Robert Weber administers a dose of COVID-19 to Lewis Center resident Ralph Green at the Schottenstein Center in Ohio State in March.  Vaccination rates are relatively high in areas like Franklin County and others driven by Democrat Joe Biden - but much lower in many counties where Republican Donald Trump has racked up large margins of victory.

Ohio Republicans at center of anti-mask, anti-Fauci frenzy in Congress

Several GOP members of the Ohio Congressional delegation are among the most outspoken opponents of Democratic President Nancy Pelosi’s insistence that members continue to wear masks in House chambers.

“I can’t deny the fact that she follows science. The only problem is that it’s political science, not real science,” tweeted Representative Troy Balderson of Zanesville.

The day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publication new directives May 13 allowing fully vaccinated people to dispense with masks in most indoor environments, Lakeville Rep. Bob Gibbs sent a letter signed by 32 other House Republicans in Pelosi: “We urge you to immediately return to normal voting procedures and end mandatory mask requirements in the House of Representatives.”

Ohio Representatives. Bob latta of Bowling Green and Warren Davidson de Troy also signed the letter to the Democrat in San Francisco.

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Davidson went to Fox News on several occasions to detonate President Joe Biden’s medical adviser, Dr Anthony Fauci, for “political theaters and conflicting narratives” on masks and the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 12, Davidson introduced the FIRED Act, which means “Fauci’s incompetence requires early termination”.

“All I want is his resignation. I want it terminated, “Davidson mentionned Monday on Fox News radio.

“Dr. Fauci represents everything President (Dwight) Eisenhower warned us about in his farewell address: the scientific and technical elite who are running the country for their own ends,” Davidson mentionned. Americans have had decades of leadership from Dr. Fauci, and he has publicly failed to respond appropriately to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s time for him to step down so that the new leaders can ‘follow the science’ and begin to reopen America. ”

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As you might expect, Representative Jim Jordan d’Urbana stirred the anti-mask / anti-Fauci pot on several fronts.

Wednesday, Cincinnati Representative Brad Wenstrup, doctor of podiatric medicine who is part of the GOP House Physician Caucus, joined Minority House Leader Kevin McCarthy in introducing a “preferred resolution“Call on the House’s attending physician to update the mask rules” for members and staff vaccinated against COVID-19. “

The House, tightly controlled by Democrats, defeated the measure Wednesday night, 218-210.

According to a CNN investigation Earlier this month, 100% of Democrats in Congress and 92% of Republicans in the Senate had been vaccinated against COVID. But only about 45% of Republicans in the House were.

Terry Cosby, chosen by President Joe Biden as the new head of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, which is part of the US Department of Agriculture, is a native of Winchester Canal

Columbus area hunter and fisherman appointed to conservation post by Biden

A Canal Winchester grandfather, raised on a Mississippi cotton farm with eight siblings, has been appointed head of a federal agency that implements cooperative conservation practices with farmers, ranchers and forest owners.

Terry cosby was chosen Wednesday by President Joe Biden to lead the Natural Resources Conservation Service, which is part of the US Department of Agriculture.

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Senator Sherrod Brown supported the presidential nomination of Cosby, who has worked in the Agriculture Department for over 40 years:

“With Terry at work, the people of Ohio will know they have a voice of confidence at USDA to help farmers recover from the pandemic, to make American agriculture a leader leader in the fight against climate change, protect our lands and keep our waters safe. for the next generation. “

Cosby’s official biography says he “continues to hunt and fish as much as possible”.

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