Axios’ morning email thingie tells us something shocking that we probably could have guessed:
- Why it matters: That leaves a wide swath of the country — particularly rural areas — vulnerable to undetected coronavirus outbreaks, especially as lockdown measures ease.
- Asking people to travel long distances to get a coronavirus test is both unrealistic and potentially dangerous.
54% of all counties don’t have a testing site.
- Among counties with 50,000 or more people, 38% don’t have any testing sites.
- Among rural counties with fewer than 10,000 residents, 68% don’t have any.
So under the tender mercies of Lord Damp Nut, once again the real americans in Possum Hollar are being left behind, or more charitably, they are like common cruise ship passengers denied the right to dock because Prznint Stupid likes his numbers low?
Maybe this might be related to Prznint Stupid actually is losing senior voters, per the LATimes:
“Trump’s significant deficit among seniors shows up in poll after poll, nationwide and in key states, including surveys done by nonpartisan groups and by pollsters in both parties.”
We should open the betting windows for how long before the NYTimes sends out another troupe of cultural anthropologists to diners in square-shaped, fly-over states to find out what’s their take on being left behind by their lord and savior… naw, never mind.