The 100,000 to 240,000 deaths (currently a “best-case” prediction) will not be randomly distributed. While there is no way to have 100% certainty in avoiding at least some exposure, those who take the most aggressive steps towards safe practices for avoidance and mitigation of possible exposure, can greatly reduce the odds of being included in that horrible number.
PROgressives take science seriously and are the ones trying to follow the recommendations. Blue state governors were the first to take aggressive, early action while all states that still do not have statewide orders (and even those who were the last to declare them, riddled with exceptions) have Red state governors. Those states will be hit the hardest when the tidal wave rolls over their states.
But even within the Red states without orders, those who individually choose to self-isolate and take protective measures, while never able to completely eliminate all risk, can greatly reduce the odds.
Those who ignore science, ignore warnings and make no effort to be safe will be the ones disproportionately affected, and that group largely includes Red state conservatives who ignore science and minimize a serious risk — going to evangelical churches in large crowds, partying on beaches, etc.
The conservatives can deny Darwin but they can’t escape Darwin.
And yes, Mr Trump, that means YOUR supporters are likely to be hardest hit.
Heckuva job, Trumpy.
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