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Covid-19 Delta Variant is winning the Race due to Low Vaccination rates

Covid-19 immunization rates are declining, and cases are on the rise, aggravated by the more transmissible Delta variant—and a specialist believes that getting more Americans vaccinated is the key to winning the race against the spread. Vaccines have been available to most Americans for months. Still, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 48.2 percent of the country is completely vaccinated, and the rate of new vaccinations is declining.

Meanwhile, the number of cases filed has risen considerably. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the rate of new cases in the preceding week was at least 10% higher in 47 states than the previous week. Thirty-five of them have witnessed the growth of more than 50%. Officials and academics have blamed disinformation for the high number of unvaccinated Americans, a population currently experiencing the pandemic’s worst effects.

According to Collins, more than 99 percent of those who are now hospitalized with Covid-19 are unvaccinated. That means people who have been vaccinated have enough protection to avoid becoming ill, according to Collins. Collins said, “This is not just a matter of people expressing opinions that might be wrong, this is life and death.”

He added, the vaccines are still proving to be quite effective against the Delta form, which is currently one of the top concerns among health experts. Collins expressed his hope that the American public will pay attention to the research and decide that vaccination is the safest and most prudent course of action. Experts have theorized that Covid-19 vaccination boosters may be required in the future, but several have stated that the current immunizations appear to provide adequate protection for the time being.

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