Over two weeks, the number of Covid-19 cases in the United States nearly tripled, owing to an onslaught of vaccine disinformation straining hospitals, depleting doctors, and drawing clerics into the conflict. After the number of primarily unvaccinated Covid-19 inpatients at its two campuses surged to 134 from a low of 16 in mid-May, a Florida hospital canceled elective operations and treatments.
They’re exhausted. They think it’s deja vu, and they’re angry because we know this is a largely preventable condition, and people aren’t getting the vaccine. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the seven-day rolling average for daily new cases in the United States increased to more than 37,000 on Tuesday, up from less than 13,700 on July 6. Health experts are blaming the delta variant for the declining immunization rates.
Leaders in New Orleans have asked residents to return to wearing masks indoors. The number of patients hospitalized in Utah due to the illness has risen to 295, the highest amount since February. Over the last week, the state has averaged around 622 confirmed cases each day, roughly quadruple the infection rate at its lowest point in early June. Unvaccinated people account for nearly all of the increase, according to health data.