Unvaccinated States Feel Brunt of Delta-Led Covid Uptick

New York Times

07-17-2021

The highly contagious Delta variant, which now makes up a majority of new U.S. cases, has spread rapidly, fueling the national uptick. While nearly half of the entire population is fully vaccinated, the level of protection varies widely across and within states. In Mississippi, where just 34 percent of the population is fully vaccinated, cases, outbreaks and hospitalizations are all on the rise. India’s rise in cases began before even 1 percent of the population was fully vaccinated. When the Delta variant became predominant in Britain several weeks ago, a lower share of all adults were fully vaccinated there than are fully vaccinated in the U.S. now.

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