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Looks like the answer is yes, but. Autocratic countries are indeed able to handle COVID-19 better than democratic countries, but the political will + competence + resources to do so must be there. If they are there then autocratic countries are also able to implement policies democratic countries cannot. The one autocratic country that's able and willing to ...


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Arab Israelis have lower vaccination rates, but it's not due to lack of access. The government is trying to convince the Arab population to get vaccinated but many of them simply don't want to and don't believe in the vaccinations. With regards to Palestinians, they are responsible for their own health. Israel did offer vaccination to Palestinian workers in ...


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First note that despite what the UN Special Rapporteurs (for Palestine) have called for, [in March at least] Israel had refused responsibility for vaccinating Palestinians who are not Israeli citizens, invoking the Oslo accords: The United Nations (UN) human rights body has released a statement saying it's Israel's responsibility to provide equitable access ...


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It is complicated, as there are lots of factors. As others have pointed out, the current data points at more deaths in red states. But initially cities (which tend to be blue) were hit the hardest. Another factor could be that since mortality affects the elderly, who usually tend to be more conservative, Republicans are likely to have been more affected, ...


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I question the premise of the question. Insofar the cumulative death toll (per capita) isn't that skewed toward Republican states. Out of the top 6... 3 are still Democratic states, owing to deaths early in the pandemic being concentrated in cities on the East coast. KFF data last updated 9/24: As mentioned in the other answer(s), there's also the issue ...


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A "heavy skew?" No way. Let's remember that, as of right now, around 700,000(source) people have died in the US from COVID. In the 2020 election, admittedly a bit of an outlier, 159 million people voted(source). Even if 100% of the COVID deaths were from Republicans only, we'd be talking a ~1% decline in their votes. A 1% swing will not change most ...


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The mortality rate of Covid-19 is somewhere in the range of 1.5% to 2.5%, depending on the statistical assumptions one makes. While large for a virus — comparable to the Spanish Flu death rate, and far larger than the typical flu mortality rate of .1% — we can expect that the ultimate death toll will be significantly less that 1% of the US population (3.5 ...


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It's hard for me to say what the Greek government is thinking would happen, but e.g. in the US, despite many workers telling pollsters they would quit if their employers instituted a vaccine mandate... much fewer actually did that, particularly in healthcare. We found that 16% of employed respondents would quit, start looking for other employment or both if ...


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