FAST FIVE: Public Health Officials Stumped As Southern States' Vaccination Rate Continues To Drag
“A lot of people have the sense, 'Oh, dodged that bullet,'” said Dr.
Several theories have emerged to try and explain this: hesitancy from conservative white people, concerns among some Black residents, longstanding challenges when it comes to health care access and transportation.
Karen Landers, Alabama's assistant state health officer.
“And then all of a sudden, it was 'Boom.'” He added, “They've got to get more information about what happens down the line.” The big worry right now is that mutant COVID-19 strain's like the fearsome “Delta” mutant first discovered in India could spark another vaccine-resistant strain to take hold and essentially restart thee outbreak.
But there's no way to know for certain until the fall arrives.