Y’all…please get vaccinated. I’m just saying.
From USA Today:
Cases of COVID-19 have doubled in the U.S. in the past two weeks, and Arkansas is becoming a case study in how low vaccination rates can fuel the spread of the virus.
Arkansas continues to be the nation’s top state for new cases per capita, and only 35% of the state’s population is fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The virus appears to be largely sparing vaccinated people from the most severe illness.
“Of all of our critically ill COVID positive patients at Baptist Health facilities, none have been fully vaccinated,” said Stephanie Whitaker, chief nursing executive for Baptist Health, a major healthcare provider in the state.
The state’s Department of Health said there are 240 COVID-19 patients in the state’s ICUs and 118 on ventilators. Only 4% of the state’s intensive care unit beds are available.
Cases of COVID-19 rose in all 50 states this week.
"Of all of our critically ill COVID positive patients at Baptist Health facilities, none have been fully vaccinated.” https://t.co/xZFOgDGPTD
— Andy Slavitt 🇺🇸💉 (@ASlavitt) July 17, 2021
An unvaccinated 13yo Arkansas girl is on a ventilator after getting COVID.
Her mom said she “decided against vaccinations for both herself and Caia due to misinformation.”
Now she pleads: “Everybody just needs to get the shot.”https://t.co/eHEkLy29ZV
— Ian Sams (@IanSams) July 16, 2021
“I don’t think there’s a thing in the world we could do to get them to get vaccinated.”
While much of the U.S. tiptoes toward normalcy, the coronavirus is swamping hospitals in Arkansas, where vaccine hesitancy and refusal run high. https://t.co/96zWnq0lMi
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 17, 2021
"It is heart-wrenching to see unvaccinated individuals come into the hospital with regret," the doctor said. https://t.co/6GnxwTVl4H
— The Hill (@thehill) July 17, 2021