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Less than 30% of 1,000 U.S. counties are covered by the vaccine

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FEMA members greet the public as they enter FEMA’s vaccinated high school on April 26, 2021 at the portable Covid-19 vaccine clinic at Biddeford High School in Bidderford, Maine.

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Vaccination is less than 30 percent in about 1,000 counties in the United States, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

According to CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Valenski, the districts in question are mainly located in the Southeast and Midwest and are very prone to Covid infection. Valensky noted that the agency sees an increase in diseases due to the further spread of the delta variant, which is often contagious in these regions.

Today, the delta variant accounts for 25 percent of all new cases reported in the U.S., and officials say it will become the dominant species in the country, holding the dominant alpha variant in the country.

According to the CDC, delta option rates in some districts are up to 50%. “If we can’t vaccinate more people, we expect an increase in infections in these communities,” Valensky said.

With zip codes the highest degree of hesitation of vaccines The University of Washington’s Independent Global Health Research Center is located in states such as North Dakota, Idaho and Alabama, according to the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation.

“Preliminary data from the last six months show that 99.5% of deaths from Covid-19 in the states occur in unvaccinated people … the suffering and loss we see is almost preventable. “, – says Valensky.

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