"The COVID-19 Pandemic In The United States Is Currently As Much A Political Problem As It Is A Public Health Problem."
The politicization of the COVID-19 pandemic has not been overlooked in the health literature. University-based researchers from different quarters conclude political party affiliation is the strongest factor in the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a sampling:
Party affiliation was shown to drive policy decisions and impact COVID-19 infections and deaths across the US. University-based researchers concluded: "Future policy decision should be guided by public health considerations rather than political ideology."
A report published in the Journal of Health & Politics & Policy Law states "Actions driven by partisanship, rather than public health expertise and scientific recommendations, may exact greater tolls on health and broader society."