U.S. Surgeon General Says 99.5% of Covid Deaths Are Among Unvaccinated

by 24USATVJuly 22, 2021, 8:50 p.m. 19
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The White House says COVID-19 vaccinations are rising in states that have been hit hard by the rapidly spreading delta variant. Coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients told reporters on Thursday that several states with the highest proportions of new infections are seeing residents get vaccinated at a higher rate than the nation as a whole. Officials cited Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, and Nevada as examples. The delta variant, which spreads more aggressively, now accounts for an estimated 83% of cases nationwide and is the predominant coronavirus strain in every region. Although health officials are warning that the U.S. is at another critical juncture in the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not changed its guidance that vaccinated people don't need to wear masks. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the agency's director, said local decisions on mask mandates could vary depending on vaccination levels and whether there's a surge. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm Subscribe to our newest channel Quicktake Explained: https://bit.ly/3iERrup Bloomberg Quicktake brings you live global news and original shows spanning business, technology, politics and culture. Make sense of the stories changing your business and your world. To watch complete coverage on Bloomberg Quicktake 24/7, visit http://www.bloomberg.com/qt/live, or watch on Apple TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Fire TV and Android TV on the Bloomberg app. Have a story to tell? Fill out this survey for a chance to have it featured on Bloomberg Quicktake: https://cor.us/surveys/27AF30 Connect with us on… YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Bloomberg Breaking News on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BloombergQuickTakeNews Twitter: https://twitter.com/quicktake Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/quicktake Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/quicktake

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