The illusion that we have control with lockdown and authoritarian mandates of the path of this virus has been the central COVID policy error from the beginning. Shaming the public for your failures is public health malpractice.
Here’s your monthly reminder that blaming covid rather than covid policy for low growth is idiotic. Of the 23 best states in terms of the unemployment rate, 17 are red, four are purple, two are blue. Of the worst 10 states+DC, 9 are blue, one is purple.
Unemployment Rates by State Table: https://www.bls.gov/web/laus/laumstrk.htm
Biden had to use covid panic porn to explain why he was pushing record taxation, spending, and regulation, and to excuse his own failures. That covid panic porn is now a psychological addiction for blue areas of the country.
And it’s not going to wane. As we enter winter, virtually all epidemiologists agree that we will see higher caseloads in blue areas in the Northeast, thanks to more people being indoors. Which will exacerbate this dichotomy.