Vaccination rates have dropped to new lows across the country in recent weeks, putting President Joe Biden’s aim of 70 percent of American adults receiving at least one dose by July 4 in jeopardy. On June 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced 63 percent of adults had gotten their first dose of COVID-19 Vaccination, a tiny increase over the previous week’s figure of 62 percent.
According to The Washington Post,Vaccination rates have dropped to 15 daily doses per 10,000 residents in 12 states, including Utah, Oklahoma, Montana, the Dakotas, and West Virginia. In Alabama, only four persons per 10,000 were vaccinated last week. According to the Washington Post, the government’s top infectious diseases expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said on a White House-organized call with community leaders last week that the low-hanging fruit.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the United States has more than 33.3 million confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 597,600 deaths. Globally, there have been about 173.1 million cases and 3.72 million fatalities. According to the CDC, more than 138.9 million Americans have been fully vaccinated, accounting for 41.9 percent of the population.