Opinion: Covid-19 deaths in the United States: Reinforcing the notion of ‘two Americas’

The notion of Covid-19 causing two Americas was on many minds in the summer of 2021. The Washington Post and LA Times both wrote about it; Dr. Anthony Fauci mentioned it in an interview. One America had high demand for Covid-19 vaccines, the other had widespread vaccine hesitancy and opposition to mask and vaccine mandates.

This narrative helped shape the understanding of what happened as well as what the country should be doing now to control the pandemic.

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