In undervaccinated places in Arkansas, COVID-19 repeats dark days of pandemic

While much of the nation tiptoes toward normalcy, the coronavirus is again swamping hospitals in places like Mountain Home, a city of fewer than 13,000 people not far from the Missouri border. A principal reason, health officials say, is the emergence of the new, far more contagious Delta variant, which now accounts for more than half of new infections in the United States.

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