With the Delta variation accounting for more than a quarter of Covid-19 cases, Dr. Anthony Fauci warns that there may soon be “two Americas”: one where most people are vaccinated and the other where poor vaccination rates could lead to outbreaks. In addition, Fauci is concerned about the dramatic discrepancy between low and high vaccination locations, as he told CNN’s Don Lemon on Tuesday night.
He said, “When you have such a low level of vaccination superimposed upon a variant that has a high degree of efficiency of spread, what you are going to see among under-vaccinated regions, be that states, cities or counties, you’re going to see these individual types of blips. It’s almost like it’s going to be two Americas.”
In Mississippi, where just 29.7% of the population is wholly vaccinated, unvaccinated people have accounted for more than 90% of Covid-19 cases and deaths in the last month for the Mississippi Department of Public Health. Mississippi joins Alabama, Arkansas, Wyoming, and Louisiana in having a vaccination rate of less than 35 percent. As the variants spread, health professionals advise patients to get vaccinated entirely to ensure the best possible protection.