Arkansas, Missouri, Texas, Nevada, Oklahoma, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi are the entities that report counties with the highest increase in new cases of COVID-19, especially the Delta variant, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
The first four are those that register the most worrying increases, since the mapping of counties registers practically the entire entity in orange and red colors. The Delta variant already represents 51% of cases.
The coincidences of these entities is that it has the highest percentages of the population that resist receiving any of the doses of the coronavirus vaccines or have only applied one dose of Pfizer or Moderna, which leaves the immunization process incomplete, indicate the CDC experts.
For example, only 27.5 percent of Nevada’s population has been vaccinated; in Arkansa it is 30%; in Missouri it is 33%, while in Arizona the figure is 48%.
In California, although it remains in yellow, the Los Angeles metropolitan area registers a considerable increase in cases, while in New York, which was the initial epicenter of the pandemic, cases are increasing, but at a slower rate.
The Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House’s chief medical adviser for coronavirus, said there should be more pressure to increase vaccination in certain counties.
“I have been of this opinion, and I continue to be of that opinion, that I do believe that at the local level there should be more mandates. There really should be, ”Fauci said on CNN. “We are talking about life and death situations… We have already lost 600,000 Americans and we continue to lose more people. There have been four million deaths worldwide. This is a serious matter. So I’m in favor of that. “
The trend of the pandemic worries the authorities again, especially in counties with low levels of vaccination, despite having some of the doses available.
So far, 67% of adults have at least one dose of the vaccine nationwide, but only 58.9% are fully vaccinated. The figures change when integrating the entire population, since only 55.6% have at least one vaccine and 48.1% are fully immunized.
A report from The Hill indicates that the president Joe biden and the Democrats are undecided about implementing a system of “vaccination passport”, in order to pressure the undecided, but that would not be mandatory, as “it would be illegal and certainly inapplicable.”
“One option would simply be to issue expressions of support for private employers, medical facilities, and school boards that impose immunization requirements. “, indicates the report.