... with the Wuhan Flu. Dig these two charts from the covidstim site.
|Current cases per 100,000. Dark purple means there are very few. Light yellow means there are very many.|
|Percent of the population that has ever had the WuFlu. Dark blue is many, light blue is few. Alabama, Mississippi and Arizona are all over 70%.|
Folks in the South don't like to be told what to do by the government, so it's no surprise that many of them didn't get vaccinated. That makes it no surprise that they had some of the highest death rates. Still, whatever happened in the past is now really in the past. Surviving the WuFlu is the most effective method of minimizing the effects of future WuFlus. There might be another variant or wave, but it sure looks like Dixie is well-positioned to ride it out.
Bonus Take: Just looking at the map, it sure looks to me like the most recent wave was an air-conditioning epidemic. On the percent-ever-infected chart, there looks like there's a demarcation line running from coast to coast across the top of Tennessee and Arkansas, extending out into California. Make of that what you will.