Hello and welcome to today’s live politics blog.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, Covid-19 cases are on the rise in every state, with some states seeing up to double the number of cases compared to last week. Public health experts point to the more transmissible Delta variant, a slowdown in vaccinations and spikes since the 4th of July weekend as the main factors behind the spike.
Although nearly 70% of the adult population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, the virus is clearly still spreading. The New York Yankees are postponing a game after six team members tested positive for the virus. In Arkansas, which has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country with about 35 percent of the population fully vaccinated, hospitals are “full” and “cases double every 10 days,” Cam Patterson, dean of the University of Arkansas for Medicine Science, he told CNN. Los Angeles County will resume requiring indoor masks starting Sunday.
Biden’s administration has deployed “surge response teams” in states with high rates of Covid-19 and low vaccination rates to try to encourage skeptical Americans to get vaccinated and assist local governments, though it’s unclear. how successful these efforts will be.
Here’s what else we’re looking at today:
- Even as Covid cases are on the rise across the country, Republican lawmakers in multiple states are pushing for laws that would make it more difficult for employers to apply for Covid-19 vaccinations.
- The fight for the right to vote continues as nine people, including a Democratic congresswoman, were arrested on the United States Capitol yesterday as they protested for the right to vote.
- The west coast is preparing for another heatwave this weekend as wildfires are burning for hundreds of miles.
Stay tuned for more updates in real time.
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