The former U.S. Surgeon General also took to social media to slam the CDC’s “premature” mask policy.
Unvaccinated Individuals are at Higher Risk as Covid Mutates
“There seemingly are two Americas: the better vaccinated states and those states less well-vaccinated,” added Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease expert from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee.
“The highly contagious delta variant will continue to spread rapidly in the undervaccinated states, resulting in a rise in COVID cases and consequent hospitalizations,” he said. “This is distressing because virtually all these cases could be prevented by vaccination.”
The good news is, if you’re fully vaccinated, you’re protected … our biggest concern is we are going to continue see preventable cases, hospitalizations, and sadly, deaths among the unvaccinated.