Running the Numbers 0
In Maine, Paul LePage, the Republican who held the governorship before the current Democratic incumbent, is bent on getting his old job back. It appears he will attempt to make an issue of Maine’s response to COVID-19. In an article looking at the impending campaign, the Portland Press-Herald’s Greg Kesich cites some statistics:
Texas, where Gov. Gregg Abbott has gone to court to prevent both public and private entities from mandating mask wearing, has lost 55,000 people, at a rate of 192 per 100,000 population.
Florida, where Gov. Ron DeSantis champions an expensive, brand-name pharmaceutical COVID treatment but won’t require anyone to get vaccinated, has lost 42,000 people, at a rate of 197 per 100,000 population.
South Dakota, led by right-wing superstar Kristi Noem, who had the nerve to come to Maine to campaign for Donald Trump last year while her hands-off public health policies were spreading COVID across the upper Midwest, has lost 2,000 people, or 233 per 100,000.
Maine has lost 926 people to COVID, a rate of 69 per 100,000.
The complete article is at the link.