Covid-19 Partisanship is becoming increasingly severe. Several critical demographic groups, notably Black Americans, Latino Americans, and Republican voters, lag in acquiring Covid-19 immunizations in the early months. While racial disparities still exist, they have diminished in recent years. The party divide, on the other hand, remains enormous. According to a recent Pew Research Center poll, 86 percent of Democratic voters had had at least one shot, compared to 60 percent of Republican voters.
Vaccination rates are higher in almost every consistently blue state than in nearly every reliably red state, owing to the political difference in immunizations. Covid-19 deaths are also showing a partisan pattern due to the vaccines’ effectiveness in preventing severe illness. Covid-19 remains a national crisis, but its worst manifestations are becoming increasingly focused in red America.
Other geographical distinctions, such as the amount of international travel that occurs through major metro areas, which tend to be politically liberal, were not powerful enough to overcome masks. The situation has changed as a result of vaccination. The vaccines are strong enough to overcome other distinctions between blue and red zones. Some left-wing communities, such as numerous New York suburbs, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. suburbs, and much of New England, have such high vaccination rates that the low number of instances partially protects even the unvaccinated.