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DeSantis campaign now selling "Don't Fauci My Florida" merchandise – HotAir

DeSantis campaign now selling "Don't Fauci My Florida" merchandise – HotAir

That may be … Kristi Noem’s South Dakota, which is at rock bottom for daily new cases right now and seeing among the fewest hospitalizations per capita of any state.Ashish Jha compared the similar daily case numbers between South Dakota and Vermont recently and pointed out that they took two different paths to get there: While nearly 75 percent of Vermonters have had at least one vaccine shot, putting the state near the threshold for herd immunity, only half of South Dakotans have had at least one shot.South Dakota’s substantial population immunity instead comes in large part from prior infections, particularly during the fall.This massive surge in infections was driven by the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in August that brought nearly half a million people to South Dakota, sparking outbreaks across that state and, indeed, the nation.

With little to no interest on the part of its governor to squelch the outbreak, South Dakota reached the highest levels of infection seen by any state during the pandemic.Adjusted for population, nearly six times as many people died in South Dakota from covid-19 as in Vermont (230 per 100,000 in South Dakota compared to just 40 per 100,000 in Vermont).

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