As mask mandates and Covid Vaccination continue to be debated in South Carolina, the Delta variant seems to be spiraling out of control as the state reported 6697 new cases Friday.
Greenville lead the state with 596 new infections.
Currently, 47.1% of eligible South Carolina residents have completed the Covid vaccination process. This percentage ranks 41st in the nation.
American Medical Association Comments on Covid Vaccination Rates
What we need to do is we need to get 85% of the U.S. population vaccinated—we need all of the adolescents and all of the adults,” said Dr. Hotez, noting that “except for a few areas in the Northeast and maybe Pacific Northwest, it’s not happening.
“In fact, the opposite’s happening in the South and that’s why we’re seeing Delta rage through the South right now,” he added. “It’s going to be really problematic to get through a school year safely in many parts of the South unless we can fix these vaccination rates.”
Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and professor of pediatrics and molecular and virology and microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.
Reported Friday, August 27, 2021 11:00 a.m.
Data as of Wednesday, August 25, 2021 11:59 p.m.
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