Among the most locked-down states in America, New Mexico exceeds South Dakota, soon to exceed Florida in deaths/population

Remember when liberals (both here in New Mexico and around the nation) were ripping into Kristi Noem (SD) and Ron DeSantis (FL) for their supposedly poor management of COVID. For a taste, check out this particularly bad piece by Milan Simonich of the Santa Fe New Mexican and see comments from the “illustrious” Liz Thomson below (who repeatedly used the Twitter hashtag #deathsantis this fall as a COVID wave hit Florida.

Well, according to the COVID tracking site World o Meters, South Dakota now has a lower “COVID deaths per million” than New Mexico and if trends continue for another week or so, Florida will soon slip below New Mexico as well (see below). Both South Dakota and Florida have been MUCH more open economically and in terms of their schools than has New Mexico.

In fact, MLG has followed the failed leftist playbook of masking, social distancing, and hectoring people about vaccines. She has NOT pushed treatments such as monoclonal antibodies or addressed obesity as a leading risk factor as Ron DeSantis has.

You can see both the deaths per million number below in the far right column and also see the trend which favors Florida in particular, a much higher-population state than New Mexico.

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8 Replies to “Among the most locked-down states in America, New Mexico exceeds South Dakota, soon to exceed Florida in deaths/population”

  1. While I want to not diminish or insult anyone in our burdened health care industry who have worked tirelessly during this pandemic. New Mexico has never had enough quality health care in rural areas. You have to travel at least 3-4 hours in most areas for major medical and specialist. Education is not the k Lu thing we are behind on.

  2. This is a political stunt by the leftists. The agenda always coincides with election years. Keep people miserable and blame it on your opposition. We, as free citizens, allowed this in 2020 and pandora’s box is now open for a long time.

    1. After Omicron, there will be a new ChiVi variant. I heard someone call it the “mid-term variant” the other day and it couldn’t be closer to the truth. MLG, a supposed public health “expert” has done nothing to improve the lives of New Mexicans in her many years of public office. During this pandemic it’s no different.

  3. The 90% claim of unvaxed with Covid is so far off from reality. It suggests we’re pandering
    for Covid bonus payments, for one.

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