During the COVID epidemic Washington State has tried to follow science and encouraged mask utilization, social isolation and vaccination. In Texas on the other hand the governor ignored science and undermined all disease control efforts.
Washington State population: 7,170,00
Covid Cases: 695,999
% fully vaccinated 10/2021: 72%
Covid deaths in Washington: 8,234
Expected deaths in Washington at Texas rate: 16,581
Texas Population. 29,145,000
Texas Covid Cases: 4,156,000
% fully vacccinated Oct 15, 2021: 52%
Covid deaths in Texas: 67,400
Expected deaths in Texas at Washington State rate= 33,470
Medicynical Note: In Texas if precautions had been taken and vaccination encouraged to the extent of Washington, the number of deaths in Texas could have been halved.
In Texas thousands of people died from the state government’s poor judgment and politicization of a life threatening medical problem