Coronavirus infections in the U.S. are rising once again after weeks of steady decline. The spike has been attributed to the emergence of the Delta variant and lagging vaccinations in states like Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri and Nevada. Christina Ruffini has more.
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Arkansas GOP governor who is holding town halls to urge vaccinations said people he meets have called the shot a 'bioweapon' and talked about 'mind control'
Gov. Asa Hutchinson said resistance to the vaccine has "hardened in certain elements" due to "false information" and "myths."
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The United States is facing a COVID-19 summer surge as the delta variant spreads. More than 611,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Just 57% of Americans ages 12 and up are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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A woman in Alabama whose 28-year-old son died of COVID-19 regrets not getting vaccinated and said his last words were 'this is not a hoax, this is real'
"It took watching my son die and me suffering the effects of covid for us to realize we need the vaccine," Christy Carpenter told The Washington Post.
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Vaccination hesitancy amid Delta variant is putting two groups of people at particular risk, doctor says
Vaccine hesitancy in the U.S. has proven to be a stubborn issue that is holding back America's ability to defend itself against the particularly infectious Delta variant in certain parts of the country.
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The vaccine works less well against the more contagious Delta variant, but it still protects most recipients from severe disease.
The Delta variant is the fastest, fittest and most formidable version of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 the world has encountered, and it is upending assumptions about the disease even as nations loosen restrictions and open their economies, according to virologists and epidemiologists. Vaccine protection remains very strong against severe disease and hospitalizations caused by any version of the coronavirus, and those most at risk are still the unvaccinated, according to interviews with 10 leading COVID-19 experts. But evidence is mounting that the Delta variant, first identified in India, is capable of infecting fully vaccinated people at a greater rate than previous versions, and concerns have been raised that they may even spread the virus, these experts said.
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