What We Can Learn From A New Study On Congress Members’ Tweets And — Maybe — How to Save America

written by E Rosalie for NOVEL SCIENCE

 

“At the outset of the pandemic, COVID-19 was not a political issue. It was not a foregone conclusion that it would become one. There was a moment when a unified bipartisan or nonpartisan consensus could have emerged.”

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Put another way, they recognized the power a unified message would have on voters but did not think the outbreak warranted one.

 

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Source: Green et al., 2020

“We have a travel Band-Aid right now. First, before it was imposed, 300,000 people came here from China in the previous month. So, the horse is out of the barn.

-Ron Klain in congressional testimony

 

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Source: Green et al., 2020
 

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Source: Adolph et al., 2020
 

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Original graphic | E Rosalie | Ohio Gov Mike DeWine (R) broke with his party’s rejection of mask-wearing.

Extreme polarity is the fruit of sown discord and if we continue to serve as fertile ground, we will reap exactly what we have sown.

 

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