Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, April 04, 2020

The coronavirus is killing residents in southeast Louisiana at higher rates than in other parts of the U.S., a new analysis shows, adding urgency to efforts to slow its spread through an already unhealthy population. Two Louisiana parishes, the state's equivalent of counties, have the most virus-related deaths per capita nationwide, according to Gary Wagner, an economics professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette who is tracking the epidemic for the state. St. John the Baptist Parish has the highest rate, followed by nearby Orleans Parish, which encompasses New Orleans.



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I suspect the real reason is uninsured residents... (poverty)

#1 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-04-04 05:05 PM | Reply

They say being fat is a big contributor too.

#2 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-04-04 05:29 PM | Reply

Listening to FOX talkers, Local Preachers, and GOP Governors is also a factor.

#3 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2020-04-04 05:54 PM | Reply

It must be the weird and exotic food that "those people" eat.

#4 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-04-04 06:08 PM | Reply

It must be the weird and exotic food that "those people" eat.

#4 | POSTED BY SENTINEL AT 2020-04-04 06:08 PM | FLAG:

Cow's tongue and tripe are common in the meat markets as well as chicken feet but as a life long (born and raised) louisianian I have never seen cow brains there. I have seen Hormel cans of pig brains and eggs but I don't think that's a local thing.

#5 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-04-04 06:14 PM | Reply

Mardi Gras?

#6 | Posted by hoser at 2020-04-04 06:31 PM | Reply

Poverty, obesity, and being proud of the other two.

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2020-04-04 10:16 PM | Reply

Being a stupid Trumpers and/or religious seem to be risks. At least from the stories I've been seeing.

Being young, wealthy, and dumb is also not good.

#8 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-04-05 12:01 AM | Reply

It's definitely the weird things "those people" eat. They are making them murderously cray-cray. Something needs to be done,any suggestions,Sentinel?

#9 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-04-06 04:00 PM | Reply

Louisiana ranks #3 for poverty, surpassed only by New Mexico and Mississippi.

I'll be surprised if mortality and poverty don't go hand in hand.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-06 04:04 PM | Reply

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