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Americans 'scared and angry' amid Covid surge

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 3rd August, 2021 09:02:47 PM
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Americans 'scared and angry' amid Covid surge

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Americans are feeling a sense of whiplash as leaders scramble to account for a surge in Covid cases and a rise in hospital admissions.

The country's vaccination rate was once the envy of the world and restrictions were lifted in the spring, well ahead of many other nations.

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that masks should again be worn indoors - for both the vaccinated and unvaccinated, BBC reported.

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

The state is doing better than many other US states with vaccinations - with 54.78% of the population vaccinated. According to state officials, almost all patients in hospital for Covid are unvaccinated.