While researching the latest on COVID vaccines for today’s Q&A, I noticed something glaring. Florida is being shorted COVID-19 vaccines relative to our population. For the purpose of this exercise, I’ve averaged the percentage of the population of each state that’s received a first or single dose vaccine to date.
The average of states that Donald Trump won, 30%. While the average of states that Joe Biden won, 33%. That’s a staggering difference. States Biden won, adjusted for population, have received 10% more vaccines than states he didn’t win. A 1% variance on a large scale is considered statistically significant. A ten percent variance, with something as important as COVID-19 vaccines, would seemingly suggest there’s more at play.
To date, Florida has received vaccine doses covering only 30% of our state’s population. The most demographically vulnerable in the nation, while New York has received 34% and California, a state far larger than ours, has received 34%. I have no hard evidence that the Biden administration is purposely allocating vaccines based on how they voted in 2020, but it’d have to be a coincidence that’s literally ten times larger than what’s statistically significant for it to be anything else.
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