Someone kindly pointed out to me the New England states in the United States. Thank you. I don't know about the politics of New Hampshire where Maribeth lives aside from it having a Republican governor and it being generally conservative. Maribeth occasionally informs me us or me about COVID being rampant in her state.
Cross the border to another New England state, Vermont, it also has a Republican governor yet it is a brilliant success story. It matters little which party the governor is from but what rules are put in place. The governor of Vermont took COVID very seriously, put in place severe restrictions and the result is that the state of Vermont is a success story among the states so far as COVID goes, even better than the island state of Hawaii where it would not have been hard to keep COVID out.