Washington, Aug 10: COVID-19 cases are surging in the US, with deaths up 89% in the past two weeks and the country registering an average of around 100,000 new cases per day.
“We should not really have ever got to the place we are,” the director of the National Institute of Health, Francis Collins, said on ABC’s “This Week.”
He added, “we are failing.”
While fears about the Delta variant have sparked a surge in vaccination rates, there are still millions of Americans who have gone without getting vaccinated, especially in the conservative-leaning south where skepticism about the vaccine runs rampant.
“We would not be in the place we are right now with this Delta surge if we had been more effective in getting everybody,” Collins said.
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