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As we’ve seen before, the biggest group of American vaccine refuseniks are White Republicans (especially men). Guess who’s swooping in to take up their vaccine supply?
Supply vs Demand
In the US, basically everybody except White Republicans wants to be vaccinated, and they want it right now!
In the US, vaccines are allocated (approximately!) by population density. While Republicans do tend to be rural and hence lower population density, their weak uptake of vaccines means there apparently tend to be vaccines left over in their areas. This leads to shortages of vaccines in the Democratic areas, where everybody wants to be vaccinated and is fighting to get to the head of the line. Meanwhile, the Republican areas have spare capacity due to their weak uptake.
It didn’t take long for it to dawn on people in Democratic areas searching for vaccine appointments that there was the seed of a strategy here:
"I just googled ‘Trump landslides in Ohio,’ then I looked at the nearest county and the biggest city in that county, and I found an appointment. The whole thing took me three minutes." https://t.co/38jJOk6UJF via @thedailybeast— (((Steve Chapman))) (@SteveChapman13) March 31, 2021
You can see the geographic disparities in how easy it is to get a vaccine by looking at maps on https://t.co/6t2ahtTZni of pharmacy appointments.— Ryan Matsumoto (@ryanmatsumoto1) March 31, 2021
Here are some examples - PA/IL/GA. Barely any vaccine appointments in Democratic metro areas but a ton in Republican rural areas. pic.twitter.com/jcJSZwmuf4
Well, if you’re not gonna use it, somebody else will.