Over One-Third Of The US Population Is Now Fully Vaccinated. Hesitancy Remains A Hurdle.
On this edition of Your Call, we’re getting an update on COVID-19 vaccinations. According to CDC data, over one-third of the US population is now fully vaccinated. More than half of US adults have received at least one dose.
On Tuesday, President Biden set a new goal for the US: in order for 70 percent of adults to receive at least one dose by the 4th of July, the focus will shift from mass vaccination sites to pharmacies and pop-up clinics. Although the daily infection rate is falling, vaccine hesitancy still remains a major issue in rural areas and some experts worry we may not reach herd immunity. What questions do you have about where we are and where we're going?
Dr. Monica Gandhi, Professor of Medicine and Associate Division Chief of the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine at UCSF / San Francisco General Hospital
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The New York Times, Apoorva Mandavilli: Reaching ‘Herd Immunity’ Is Unlikely in the U.S., Experts Now Believe
NPR, Tamara Keith: Why Lagging COVID Vaccine Rate At Rural Hospitals 'Needs To Be Fixed Now'
MIT Technology Review, Cassandra Willyard: Some vaccinated people are still getting covid. Here’s why you shouldn’t worry.
HuffPost, Julia Ries: Why It Feels So Uncomfortable To Resume Your Life After Your Vaccine
The Washington Post, Rebekah Diamond: Kids' covid vaccines are coming. Parents should trust them.