NYT: ‘Red America’ Has Built Up More Natural COVID Immunity.

The New York Times appears to be reluctantly admitting that Republican (“Red”) counties across the United States have developed more lasting, long-term immunity against COVID-19 than their Democratic or “Blue” counterparts. In today’s ‘The Morning‘ flagship e-mail newsletter, NYT columnist David Leonhardt concedes: There is one big new development. When I last wrote about red Covid, in November, I told you that the month-to-month partisan mortality gap might be peaking, for two main reasons. One, the availability of highly effective post-infection treatments, like Pfizer’s Paxlovid, has been expanding; if they reduce deaths, the drop may be steepest where the toll