The statistics from Maryland present yet another case of the Two Americas:
Unvaccinated people made up all of Maryland’s reported coronavirus deaths last month, as well as the vast majority of new cases and hospitalizations, the state reported Tuesday — data that public health officials say demonstrates the effectiveness of vaccines.
The numbers come as experts try to persuade the vaccine-hesitant to get shots and protect themselves against a virus that has killed more than 22,000 people in the region and nearly 4 million worldwide.
I thought this was a good answer to my question about why Tucker Carlson, who knows perfectly well that the vaccines work and could maintain his audience share just as well by touting the Trump Vaccines the Libs Don’t Want You to Take, prefers to kill his
marks viewers instead:
For people like Carlson it isn't entirely – or even primarily – about the money. It's about the thrill of manipulating and controlling the mark. There's no profit in getting ppl to throw out their nike shoes, but there's immense pleasure in telling ppl to do it and them obeying.— Mike Hoyer (@MikeHoyer3) July 7, 2021
Just absolutely the worst people.