We missed this analysis by the New York Times’ David Leonhardt Monday, but fortunately, someone has found the ideal pull quote and posted it. Trump supporters are supposedly trying to own the libs by refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine — but why would they do that if it’s going to cause them to die off in enough numbers to swing elections to Democrats?
"Trump supporters believe they are owning the left by refusing to take a lifesaving vaccine…In a country where elections are decided on razor-thin margins, does it not benefit one side if their opponents simply drop dead?” https://t.co/faJBl3eYpV
— Jennifer Nuzzo, DrPH (@JenniferNuzzo) September 27, 2021
Look, there are charts and everything.
This was the exact line that jumped out at me too. But the context from which it was drawn is absolutely bonkers. Like, tinfoil hat-paranoia stream of consciousness-bonkers.
— Libby Bako (@probablylibbyb) September 27, 2021
Have you talked to many? That was the reason they gave?
— Dr. Eeks (@dr_eeks) September 28, 2021
So why did Andrew Cuomo kill 15,000 of his own voters?
— LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) September 28, 2021
You are correct about razor thin margins & elections. Independents are the largest voting block. Many, including fully vaxxed, oppose mandates & authoritarian control, as well as the devisive & judgmental blame game being played. I suspect a red wave in 2022 & 2024 b/c of this.
— PeaceLove ☮️💙🌹 (@PeaceLoveStones) September 27, 2021
A 14 day average? Lol
— Mr Brooder 🪓 (@mr_brooder) September 28, 2021
Holy cherry pick. Distorted by the summer time period you selected. Run the same 7 day trailing analysis at the end of February…then five years from now factor in deficiencies in education, mental health, deaths from people not seeking medical screening for cancer etc…
— Mac Borling (@mac_borling) September 27, 2021
Even bigger: they don't correct for age.
Republican voters average 8 years older. And the mortality rate of people in their 50's is 3 times as high as 40's (it's multiplier every age bracket).
I tried talking to the guy who generated this comparison…https://t.co/rKyJlEl7mN
— David Marsh (@davidhmarsh) September 28, 2021
Also, as a DrPH, you should recognize the trends that were almost identical in 2020. Southern states surged late summer & northern states surged late fall/early winter. Already seeing a decline in the southern states and rise in the northern states. Come back to this in Dec.
— PeaceLove ☮️💙🌹 (@PeaceLoveStones) September 27, 2021
how to lie with statistics 101, you took one graph in the middle of summer that only analyzes a 14 day period in the summer, the virus is seasonal and primarily impacts the south in the summer and north in the winter…lies lies and lies
— Furiosa 🔥 (@Furiosa85) September 27, 2021
How do you consider yourself an epidemiologist when you continue to blatantly ignore or correct for seasonality? Seriously, this is basic high school statistics that you are missing.
— EtanG (@EtanG33557750) September 27, 2021
Blue states in the north will get their chance to dance soon. What will be the narrative then?
— ᴄᴏᴡᴅᴀᴡɢꜱ (@RawlinsonGerry) September 28, 2021
What is the time frame on this second graph (or where is New York and New Jersey)?
— Breaker Morant (@LT_Morant) September 27, 2021
New York and Washington DC are excluded.
— TransVaxxDoubleBoostProBodies (@PJonboard) September 28, 2021
But Lefty Experts™ LOVE small sample confirmation bias studies…
— JRAlmo (@TheRealJRAlmo) September 28, 2021
That's a myopic and ghoulish view.
Vaccine hesitancy is simply not uniform across party lines. No matter how much the media wants it to be. 🙄
— cof53a (@cof53a) September 28, 2021
Say you don’t understand those refusing the vax without saying you don’t understand those refusing the vax
— Jewels (@JSanders174) September 28, 2021
This is not true. I know a lot of Trump supporters that have gotten the vaccine. I also know Democrats that have not gotten it.
— Jaye Ferris (@JayeFerris) September 27, 2021
The mystery juice isn't life saving. Those that take it, still get infected, have died, have had horrible side effects and do spread it. Marxists would praise the deaths, since they have killed more than anyone else probably in all history.
— Keep On Flowing (@WontBackDown3) September 28, 2021
99%+ survivability isn’t exactly dropping dead.
— Johnny Paxil (@JohnnyPaxil) September 28, 2021
It's not only "Trump supporters" refusing the jab so stop gaslighting people
— Tracie James 🇺🇸 (@TracieJames777) September 28, 2021
Right. Because that’s what is really happening here. Keep thinking it’s just “Trump supporters”.
— metanoia (@dagneyt109) September 28, 2021
Yes, all the Republicans – like the Teachers' Union in New York City. Huge Trump fans, I'm sure.
— Susan Sucher (@susan_sucher) September 27, 2021
What does this have to do with Trump supporters? Trump took the vaccine and encouraged others to follow suit.
Let's not forget all of the media pundits who claimed they would never take the vaccine while Trump was in office and then later changed their tune. To include the VP!
— ike (@ikeARMY) September 28, 2021
You know this is the same vaccine that you progressives refused to take because Trump got it approved thru Operation Warp Speed? You do realize that,… right?
— Jason Saldana (@MalakaiThorne1) September 28, 2021
The dead typically vote Democrat…
— Andrew Burns 🇺🇸 (@TurfguyWA1) September 28, 2021
The kind of divisive crap we expect from fake news.
— Doctor of Coding Thinkology (@bradcundiff) September 27, 2021
Very distasteful and hateful article.
— Drew Westmoreland (@drewwest_press) September 28, 2021
Such a sweet and compassionate tweet 🤨
— J Taylor (@Jeane63Taylor) September 28, 2021
From the crowd that bemoans the death penalty for murderers, rapists, and pedos: I hope my political opponents die.
— niceguyshawn (@niceguyshawn2) September 28, 2021
Look, we found something else to use as a lever between people.
— Greg (@Gregory__Adams) September 28, 2021
Then why mandate. If you truly believe that then let it happen.
— Charity (@charitabee) September 28, 2021
— Arthur Fortune (@CBove1) September 28, 2021
You’re a special kind of imbecile.
— Anabel V. (@Anabel_Villeroy) September 27, 2021
Crazy someone has an appointment with you tomorrow. Sad, actually.
— Jake Dinnerbucket (@JDinnerbucket) September 28, 2021
Joy Reid defends being anti-vaxx last year because 'anybody rational was hesitant' about the vaccine while Donald Trump was president https://t.co/0R4kMZP9B6
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 17, 2021