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Mon Oct 12, 2020, 05:55 AM

Why does Wisconsin have the worse coronavirus outbreak in the US?

"Right now Wisconsin is battling the worst coronavirus outbreak in America. The question is why. What about Wisconsin is different from, say, the neighboring states of Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois, where the virus isnít spreading nearly as fast?

The answer, at least in part, is politics: specifically, the brand of cavalier, it-will-go-away politics propagated by President Trump and parroted by lower-level Republicans who seem hell-bent on resisting efforts to sustain social distancing and mask wearing when the spread is still low enough to contain ó and in Wisconsinís case, who continue to resist even after infections spiral out of control. "

https://news.yahoo.com/wisconsin-is-battling-americas-worst-coronavirus-outbreak-and-the-states-broken-politics-is-partially-to-blame-143650745.html

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Reply Why does Wisconsin have the worse coronavirus outbreak in the US? (Original post)
ellenrr Oct 2020 OP
John Ludi Oct 2020 #1
Rice4VP Oct 2020 #2
Rice4VP Oct 2020 #3
WhiskeyGrinder Oct 2020 #6
ihas2stinkyfeet Oct 2020 #4
WhiskeyGrinder Oct 2020 #5
Poiuyt Oct 2020 #7
GReedDiamond Oct 2020 #10
North Shore Chicago Oct 2020 #8
usaf-vet Oct 2020 #9

Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 06:20 AM

1. Having

moved to the woods of SW WI after spending all my prior life in big cities, I am not at all surprised...it's a cultural clown show out here.

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 08:19 AM

2. Trump had two big rallies in Wisconsin last month

I donít know why the media fails to mention this.

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 08:19 AM

3. Trump had two big rallies in Wisconsin last month

I donít know why the media fails to mention this.

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Response to Rice4VP (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 08:43 AM

6. Trump was in Minnesota twice in the last three weeks.

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 08:27 AM

4. cuz the reopened both the colleges and the bars.

 

beer drinking is a sacrament up there.
back in the day when legal age up there was 18 and it was 21 in IL the border was just nothing but carnage.

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 08:42 AM

5. Minnesota has a statewide mask mandate, but our numbers are going up, too.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 09:46 AM

7. Wisconsin has a mask mandate too, but it's ignored in some circles

Wearing a mask, or not, has become a political statement. There are many people here who insist on displaying their "individualism."

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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 11:15 PM

10. "Wearing a mask, or not, has become a political statement."

Exactly! Earlier I saw for the first time - and have not seen it again, yet - a PSA that showed a mask with the voice-over:

"This is a mask. It is not a political statement..." to summarize the main point of the message.

Hopefully this ad will soon saturate the tv outlets. I did not catch who/what paid for the ad.

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 09:58 AM

8. I was driving through Wisconsin

back in early July, saw numerous folks (maskless) outside of bars hooting it up. Remember thinking, "those dummies will pay for this."

Having a democratic governor does not offset the stubbornness of their Republican majority.

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 10:54 PM

9. You maybe right!///

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