Vox has an interesting interactive infographic showing just who has died from Covid-19 in the US, broken down by age, race, and region (urban vs. rural).

We already understand that people of color are twice as likely to die from the pandemic than white people. But did you know that even though the elderly are more likely to die from Covid, that younger people are more likely to actually catch it (the speculation is that younger people are more careless about observing social distancing and mask rules).

In other news, a Nature survey of more than 100 immunologists, infectious-disease researchers and virologists found that nearly 90% “think that the coronavirus will become endemic — meaning that it will continue to circulate in pockets of the global population for years to come. It will be like the flu. It will pop up every year, and some people will die from it, but we will have better vaccines and treatments for it.

Meanwhile, now that they are out of power, the Republicans don’t seem to want to do anything to combat the pandemic. It’s almost like they want more people to die so the Democrats won’t be winners.

© Matt Wuerker
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