And the reason why shouldn't surprise you either.
An important new study of Ohio and Florida death and voting records shows that after COVID vaccines became available, the rate of excess death — that is, deaths above the expected toll relative to the pre-pandemic baseline — was higher for Republicans https://t.co/vnFgw2U3FZ pic.twitter.com/QQz4UYlL3w— Darrel Rowland (@darreldrowland) October 4, 2022
In 2021, a woman pointed to Tucker Carlson’s vaccine misinformation as a reason her dad died of covid.— Philip Bump (@pbump) October 11, 2022
New research shows Fox viewers were less likely to get vaccinated — especially in a period when Carlson led on talking about the vaccine. https://t.co/gLveF6FzZZ pic.twitter.com/26gPfG63wN
The same pattern holds in Wisconsin.You may remember that Milwaukee County had well over 200 COVID deaths in the first 2 months of the pandemic, which more than half of the state's total deaths at the time. Since that time, a little more than 2,100 Milwaukee County residents have died due to COVID-19, but nearly 15,000 more Wisconsinites have died (or probably died) due to COVID overall. And if you look at the overall death rates in the state, you can see it is heavily skewed toward rural areas in northern Wisconsin that have older populations, lower vaccination rates, and high levels of MAGA.
Night after night, they pump out misinformation that kills people.— Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) October 11, 2022
The grim irony is that they thrive on fear - of immigrants, non-whites, crime, students, "wokeness", science - but Tucker et al are the ones their own viewers should fear the most. https://t.co/TB943yobWg