July 25, 2021 – 17:25
In almost 50 US states, the number of people infected with the Delta variant of the coronavirus is increasing. As the number of hospital admissions increases, vaccination appears to have stalled in place. To date, almost less than half of the country’s population has been fully vaccinated. The average of infections for the seven-day period is over 40 thousand cases per day, an increase of more than 46% compared to a week ago.
With some 100 million Americans still unvaccinated, health care workers are facing a new wave of infections and are calling for vaccination. Abigail Pimiento is a nurse in the intensive care unit at St. Louis Hospital. Joseph in Providence.
“The patients we have are living proof that if you can, please get vaccinated,” says one nurse.
Nationwide, more than 25,000 patients are being treated in coronavirus hospitals. Mostly unvaccinated are those who are getting infected.
Brian Paris has not been vaccinated. He is battling the virus in an intensive care unit at a California hospital. But his stance on vaccination has not changed.
“I was waiting for the vaccines to receive full approval. “I do not think he would have made any changes,” said the coronavirus infected.
Louisiana, Arkansas and Florida are experiencing the highest rates of infections. Of the 23,000 infections two weeks ago in Florida, that state recorded 73,000 cases on Friday.
Despite the increase in cases, thousands of Americans attended one of the world’s largest hip-hop music festivals in Miami, Florida.
Infection of vaccinated people has also become a growing problem. In Provincetown, Massachusetts, among the 430 cases of infection, almost 70% of them are fully vaccinated individuals. Experts say vaccination alleviates symptoms for those infected and reduces risks to life. / voa