Unvaccinated Americans Put Communities at Risk, Biden Warns

By Steve Herman | VOA News|

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks on the administration’s coronavirus response and the vaccination program from the Eisenhower Executive Office Building’s South Court Auditorium at the White House, July 6, 2021.

As 10 U.S. states see a spike in coronavirus cases, President Joe Biden warned on Tuesday that “millions of Americans are still unvaccinated and unprotected and, because of that, their communities are at risk.”

In his latest broadcast appeal for people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the president said the delta variant of the virus, which is more transmissible and potentially more dangerous, is already responsible for half of the cases in many parts of the country.  

The states of Kansas and Missouri, in particular, are reporting double-digit percentage surges in infections due to the delta variant.

To respond to further outbreaks anticipated among the unvaccinated, Biden said the federal government is mobilizing COVID-19 surge response teams, staffed with experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other agencies.  

Those teams will help states with “particular problems [to] prevent, detect and respond to the spread of the delta variant among unvaccinated people in communities with low vaccination rates,” Biden said in a speech from the White House South Auditorium.  

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