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If you are fully vaccinated, you are most likely to be safe. But in parts of the US where few people have gotten COVID vaccine shots, the Delta variant could trigger renewed deadly surges.
Experts say we may be about to see the emergence of “two Americas” of COVID:
One with high rates of vaccination where the Delta coronavirus variant poses little threat, and the other with low levels of vaccination that will be vulnerable to renewed deadly surges. That divide is driven in large part by partisan politics, with vaccination rates highest in liberal cities and lowest in conservative strongholds across the Deep South and in rural areas across the nation.
“I call it two COVID nations,” Peter Hotez, a vaccine researcher at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, told BuzzFeed News.
According to a CBS News/YouGov poll published this week, only 52% of Republicans said they were partially or fully vaccinated, and 29% said they have no intention of getting a vaccine. Among Democrats, 77% said they were already vaccinated, and just 5% said they weren’t intending to get the shots.
Vaccine rollout data at the county level also shows a strong relationship to voting in the 2020 presidential election.
“Somehow we have to break this idea that allegiance to conservatism and the Republican Party has to do with not getting vaccinated,” Hotez said. “It’s really troubling.”
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10. Seriously, all of us adults should risk magnetism and GET VAXXED.
That's how we save the children-- real children, not the mythical ones QAnoners pretend to care about.
Real children can't yet get the vaccination, and they need us to protect them. If we're all more or less immune, the virus won't get to our children and from them to other children.
Of course, those anti-vaxxers don't really care about kids.
25. Darwin Awards
Agreed with other posters "play stupid games/win stupid prizes" regarding Unvaxxed ppl getting sick and/or dying. You brought it on yourself. What i want to know is how about the rollout of DELTA (and similar) mutation booster shots??!! Can we get on this, like, YESTERDAY??!! I'm ready to be re-magnetized and get re-chipped. Don't wanna get sick, can't stand another lockdown, don't care about the MORONS risking their own death by Covid I just want to stay sane and healthy and be thankful for the graces and hard work of modern science.