Americans ‘scared and angry’ as pandemic worsens

Americans 'scared and angry' as pandemic worsens
Source: Reuters
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Daily US Times: Americans are feeling ‘scared and angry’ for a surge in Covid cases and a rise in hospital admissions. Coronavirus restrictions in the country were lifted in the spring and the vaccination rate was once the envy of the world, well ahead of many other nations.

But now, the highly contagious Delta variant surging and with only half of the population vaccinated, the summer of freedom feels like it’s coming to a premature end.

According to latest announcement of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that masks should again be worn indoors – for both the vaccinated and unvaccinated.

Many Americans are now looking ahead to the schools re-opening and colder weather with more hesitancy, frustration and fear.

Virginia has reported 1,000 new coronavirus cases for the second day in a row, following three months without a day over 1,000 reported infections.

The state is doing better than many other states in the US with vaccinations – with 54.78% of the population has already been vaccinated. Almost all patients in hospital for Covid are unvaccinated, according to state officials.

The number of Covid-19 patients taken to hospital has surged after Nevada reached a 15% test positivity rate. A vast majority of recent Covid related deaths have occurred in the Clark County, home to tourist hotspot Las Vegas.

On Tuesday, the governor ofNevada imposed a new mandate that requires everyone to wear masks indoors, which the southern Nevada casino industry have said they support.

The state has a vaccination rate of 45.71%.

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