How political polarization broke America’s vaccine campaign
The US’s partisan divides have left much of the country vulnerable to Covid-19 — leading to unnecessary deaths.
The Covid-19 epidemic in the United States risks becoming a tale of “two Americas,” as Anthony Fauci warned in June: a nation where regions with higher vaccination rates are able to beat back the coronavirus while those with lower vaccination rates continue to see cases and deaths.
At face value, it’s a division between those who are vaccinated and those who are unvaccinated. But, increasingly, it’s also a division between Democrats and Republicans —...