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(Vox)   Puerto Rico is the most vaccinated place in America. Yes, Republicans, it counts   (vox.com) divider line
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1300 clicks; posted to Politics » on 27 Nov 2021 at 6:35 AM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-11-27 4:29:54 AM  
Vaccine rollout in Vieques was the first time in the years I witnessed objective efficiency and order. Had I been sober I would've seriously questioned where in the world I was.

In seriousness, one reason it wasn't politicized is that PR politics are not the same as US politics. There are two main parties but they don't really map perfectly to Democrats and Republicans, so when the national Republicans  are farking insane (days that end in "y"), there's room politically for everyone here to take a step back and say "pues...." Don't mistake me, there's an abundance of pants on head stupid colonial politics, but there's rarely a need to double down on what the stateside Nazis and fascists are spewing in lockstep. Reason at least has an opportunity. Usually.

Also plague, natural disasters, etc. in PR is a somewhat recent memory and everyone is mostly eager not to cause another big damn problem.

Oh. There's still a lot of pharm tech around here, a lot of engineers. There was a moment the truth outran the lies just because enough people who worked locally and were trusted were vocal.
 
2021-11-27 6:45:31 AM  
Listen, subs.

I've just reported you for blatant Mexican Jihadist AnTEEfa propaganda.

#bebest
 
2021-11-27 7:00:28 AM  
It's because of the paper towels isn't it?
 
2021-11-27 7:07:01 AM  
Yes, but it counts using weird words.  "Uno dos tres..."?  What kinda nonsense is that?
 
2021-11-27 7:10:18 AM  
Once we kick Texas out of the Union were can bring in Puerto Rico to take their place.  We won't even need a new flag or anything.
 
2021-11-27 7:23:59 AM  
Isn't that where most of US vaccines are manufactured?
 
JJR
2021-11-27 7:30:37 AM  
How you fit all of them inside?
 
2021-11-27 7:50:02 AM  
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Sure they can do it easy, no Republicans.
 
2021-11-27 8:42:49 AM  
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According to The NY Times at 70% Puerto Rico is behind leaders Guam & Vermont at 73%.  Let's check recent cases per 100,000.

Oh my!!! Michigan has the highest case numbers & Vermont the 4th highest.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/us/covid-cases.html?name=styln-coronavirus&region=TOP_BANNER&block=storyline_menu_recirc&action=click&pgtype=Interactive&variant=1_Show&is_new=false

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2021-11-27 8:53:56 AM  

KCinPA: [Fark user image 425x728] According to The NY Times at 70% Puerto Rico is behind leaders Guam & Vermont at 73%.  Let's check recent cases per 100,000.

Oh my!!! Michigan has the highest case numbers & Vermont the 4th highest.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/us/covid-cases.html?name=styln-coronavirus®ion=TOP_BANNER&block=storyline_menu_recirc&action=click&pgtype=Interactive&variant=1_Show&is_new=false

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What are we trying to say here?
 
2021-11-27 8:55:40 AM  
DVD:

What are we trying to say here?

Vaccines are bad and Trump is king for life.

Or something like that.
 
2021-11-27 9:21:28 AM  

yohohogreengiant: Vaccine rollout in Vieques was the first time in the years I witnessed objective efficiency and order. Had I been sober I would've seriously questioned where in the world I was.

In seriousness, one reason it wasn't politicized is that PR politics are not the same as US politics. There are two main parties but they don't really map perfectly to Democrats and Republicans, so when the national Republicans  are farking insane (days that end in "y"), there's room politically for everyone here to take a step back and say "pues...." Don't mistake me, there's an abundance of pants on head stupid colonial politics, but there's rarely a need to double down on what the stateside Nazis and fascists are spewing in lockstep. Reason at least has an opportunity. Usually.

Also plague, natural disasters, etc. in PR is a somewhat recent memory and everyone is mostly eager not to cause another big damn problem.

Oh. There's still a lot of pharm tech around here, a lot of engineers. There was a moment the truth outran the lies just because enough people who worked locally and were trusted were vocal.


Godsdammit this thread is making me pine for Luquillo.

/goes to sleep to the sounds of the Coqui
//fell in love with the island when I was six
///long-term plans to move there
 
2021-11-27 9:28:51 AM  
Probably because the puerto Ricans know they are going to die if the hospitals are full and they run out of ventilators. The entitled republican jagoffs still dont think it'll happen to them. Puerto Ricans are pretty used to getting screwed over.
 
2021-11-27 9:32:58 AM  

DVD: KCinPA: [Fark user image 425x728] According to The NY Times at 70% Puerto Rico is behind leaders Guam & Vermont at 73%.  Let's check recent cases per 100,000.

Oh my!!! Michigan has the highest case numbers & Vermont the 4th highest.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/us/covid-cases.html?name=styln-coronavirus®ion=TOP_BANNER&block=storyline_menu_recirc&action=click&pgtype=Interactive&variant=1_Show&is_new=false

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What are we trying to say here?


It's getting colder and people are gathering in small places. The MAGAs are using this for propaganda.  When it gets colder down south this chart will suddenly disappear.  Huh?
 
2021-11-27 9:42:28 AM  

DVD: KCinPA: [Fark user image 425x728] According to The NY Times at 70% Puerto Rico is behind leaders Guam & Vermont at 73%.  Let's check recent cases per 100,000.

Oh my!!! Michigan has the highest case numbers & Vermont the 4th highest.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/us/covid-cases.html?name=styln-coronavirus®ion=TOP_BANNER&block=storyline_menu_recirc&action=click&pgtype=Interactive&variant=1_Show&is_new=false

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What are we trying to say here?


Numbers, what the fark!

No one said there would be math.
 
2021-11-27 10:13:45 AM  

KCinPA: [Fark user image 425x728] According to The NY Times at 70% Puerto Rico is behind leaders Guam & Vermont at 73%.  Let's check recent cases per 100,000.

Oh my!!! Michigan has the highest case numbers & Vermont the 4th highest.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/us/covid-cases.html?name=styln-coronavirus®ion=TOP_BANNER&block=storyline_menu_recirc&action=click&pgtype=Interactive&variant=1_Show&is_new=false

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Well that's something.  Meaningless, but something.

/hint: correct for population
 
2021-11-27 10:28:56 AM  

janzee: It's because of the paper towels isn't it?


The most ridiculous element of that exchange was PR makes lab & medical equipment.  Don't let a jaundiced pimple run the situation and focus on getting those companies running again.  At least if you want diabetes test kits for all of your fat nasty-ass supporters.

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2021-11-27 10:32:16 AM  

rohar: /hint: correct for population


Cases per 100k does account for population.
 
2021-11-27 10:34:01 AM  
Not that it matters to the overall story, but the first piece of information in that article is wrong. Florida does not have the largest Puerto Rican diaspora in the US.  New York does.
 
2021-11-27 10:35:27 AM  

BMFPitt: rohar: /hint: correct for population

Cases per 100k does account for population.


Yeah, but that's not what the conclusion was based on nor implied.
 
2021-11-27 10:39:25 AM  

rohar: Yeah, but that's not what the conclusion was based on nor implied.


It was explicitly stated.

It was cherry picking a single statistical outlier, but that was the conclusion being manufactured based on those two data points.

Either way, you don't fight innumeracy with more innumeracy.
 
2021-11-27 10:57:57 AM  

Natalie Portmanteau: Not that it matters to the overall story, but the first piece of information in that article is wrong. Florida does not have the largest Puerto Rican diaspora in the US.  New York does.


Nope. The data from latest Census should confirm FL passed NY over the past decade. Fewer Puerto Ricans choosing NY as a place to move, older Puerto Ricans in NY retiring to FL.
 
2021-11-27 11:00:32 AM  
That President Biden idiot could learn a lot from the President of Puerto Rico!
 
2021-11-27 11:15:38 AM  

Summoner101: That President Biden idiot could learn a lot from the President of Puerto Rico!


Dammit.
 
2021-11-27 11:27:43 AM  
The collateral damage truly sucks, but at least for now it's still mostly burning through the unvaxxed.
 
2021-11-27 11:35:18 AM  

here to help: Listen, subs.

I've just reported you for blatant Mexican Jihadist AnTEEfa propaganda.

#bebest


Needs more trigger words that are Criticism of Republican Thinking.
 
2021-11-27 12:15:40 PM  
Trump ought to give that stupid President of Puerto Rico a real ear-full.
 
2021-11-27 12:16:36 PM  
Both Parties screw Puerto Rico because it has no seats in Congress to give them. But Puerto Ricans can vote if they live on the Mainland.
 
2021-11-27 12:55:16 PM  

The_Homeless_Guy: Probably because the puerto Ricans know they are going to die if the hospitals are full and they run out of ventilators. The entitled republican jagoffs still dont think it'll happen to them. Puerto Ricans are pretty used to getting screwed over.


Absolutely this!
 
2021-11-27 5:58:50 PM  

KingOfTown: yohohogreengiant: Vaccine rollout in Vieques was the first time in the years I witnessed objective efficiency and order. Had I been sober I would've seriously questioned where in the world I was.

In seriousness, one reason it wasn't politicized is that PR politics are not the same as US politics. There are two main parties but they don't really map perfectly to Democrats and Republicans, so when the national Republicans  are farking insane (days that end in "y"), there's room politically for everyone here to take a step back and say "pues...." Don't mistake me, there's an abundance of pants on head stupid colonial politics, but there's rarely a need to double down on what the stateside Nazis and fascists are spewing in lockstep. Reason at least has an opportunity. Usually.

Also plague, natural disasters, etc. in PR is a somewhat recent memory and everyone is mostly eager not to cause another big damn problem.

Oh. There's still a lot of pharm tech around here, a lot of engineers. There was a moment the truth outran the lies just because enough people who worked locally and were trusted were vocal.

Godsdammit this thread is making me pine for Luquillo.

/goes to sleep to the sounds of the Coqui
//fell in love with the island when I was six
///long-term plans to move there


Luquillo is a delight. Boardriders on the beach and revolution pizza in the kioskos.

I just really like that it's low key when you need it to be.
 
2021-11-27 9:30:22 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Yes, but it counts using weird words.  "Uno dos tres..."?  What kinda nonsense is that?


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