We have known this for some time. Bad medical decisions come out of sheer ignorance. Not necessarily a fault because medicine is complex and hard to figure. At the same time insisting on ignorance has been a national past time. This is not a first amendment right.
Similarly the $32 trillion in debt needs to stop being blamed on poor people. Read that last line again and see how crazy that situation is blaming the poor for tax cuts for the rich.
I wonder if it’s possible that Republicans on average are older than Democrats and you would expect more deaths in that group? Any good study would account for that, and a hundred other things, of course. I think they are called “confounders” or something like that.
This study does not account for the disparity in age of Republican vs. Democrat voters in Ohio and Florida. On a national level, voters over the age of 65 tend to skew as much as 9% towards Republicans. Of course, this is this is the age group most vulnerable to fatal outcomes from COVID.
Additionally, a study in 2021 found that 40% of registered Democrats believed that almost half of those diagnosed with COVID required hospitalization when in reality the actual rate was between 1-5%. The belief in vaccinations may have less to do with faith in the cure or a rational view of the vaccine data and more to do with an unfounded fear in the severity of the disease.