An infection charges amongst states and localities fluctuate extensively. North Dakota’s an infection price per capita because the pandemic started is twice that of neighboring Minnesota. Elements which will account for such variation embrace cooler climate, superspreader occasions, public attitudes round private freedom and social accountability, political messaging, and management round an infection controls.
No one needs to additional inflame partisanship across the pandemic-related well being measures or withhold funds from folks for native an infection tendencies over which they don’t have any management. Nonetheless, it will be fiscally chargeable for Congress and the incoming administration to craft laws that takes account of the connection between an infection charges and the resilience of any financial restoration.
Keith Kozloff, Takoma Park
It must be sufficiently disgraceful that at first of a worldwide pandemic, the Trump administration pawned what rightfully ought to have been a federal response off on the states. To little shock and armed with what amounted to extra bravado than scientific steerage, 50 states have been left to fend to their very own gadgets.
Now, with a quarter-million dead and greater than 12 million contaminated in the USA, President Trump refuses to share Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention information with the president-elect. Does Mr. Trump’s vanity and hubris border on treason? There’s loads of room for dialogue concerning this.
Louis Krupnick, Silver Spring