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Coronavirus News LIVE Updates | COVID-19 cases in US triple over 2 weeks amid misinformation

COVID-19 cases tripled in the US over two weeks amid an onslaught of vaccine misinformation that is straining hospitals, exhausting doctors and pushing clergy into the fray. Our staff, they are frustrated, said Chad Neilsen, director of infection prevention at UF Health Jacksonville, which is cancelling elective surgeries and procedures after the number of mostly unvaccinated COVID-19 inpatients at its two campuses jumped to 134, up from a low of 16 in mid-May.

They are tired. They are thinking this is deja vu all over again, and there is some anger because we know that this is a largely preventable situation, and people are not taking advantage of the vaccine. Across the US, the seven-day rolling average for daily new cases in the US rose over the past two weeks to more than 37,000 on Tuesday, up from less than 13,700 on July 6, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Health officials blame the delta variant and slowing vaccination rates. Just 56.2% of Americans have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine, according to the the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. It is like seeing the car wreck before it happens, said Dr James Williams, a clinical associate professor of emergency medicine at Texas Tech, who has recently started treating more COVID-19 patients. None of us want to go through this again.

He said the patients are younger many in their 20s, 30s and 40s and overwhelmingly unvaccinated. People were just begging for this, he said of the vaccine. And remarkably it was put together within a year, which is just astonishing. People dont even appreciate that. Within a year, we got a vaccine. And now they are thinking, Hmm, I dont know if I will get it.

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Coronavirus News LIVE Updates | COVID-19 cases in US triple over 2 weeks amid misinformation

COVID-19 cases tripled in the US over two weeks amid an onslaught of vaccine misinformation that is straining hospitals, exhausting doctors and pushing clergy into the fray. “Our staff, they are frustrated,” said Chad Neilsen, director of infection prevention at UF Health Jacksonville, which is cancelling elective surgeries and procedures after the number of mostly unvaccinated COVID-19 inpatients at its two campuses jumped to 134, up from a low of 16 in mid-May.

“They are tired. They are thinking this is deja vu all over again, and there is some anger because we know that this is a largely preventable situation, and people are not taking advantage of the vaccine.” Across the US, the seven-day rolling average for daily new cases in the US rose over the past two weeks to more than 37,000 on Tuesday, up from less than 13,700 on July 6, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Health officials blame the delta variant and slowing vaccination rates. Just 56.2% of Americans have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine, according to the the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. “It is like seeing the car wreck before it happens,” said Dr James Williams, a clinical associate professor of emergency medicine at Texas Tech, who has recently started treating more COVID-19 patients. “None of us want to go through this again.”

He said the patients are younger — many in their 20s, 30s and 40s — and overwhelmingly unvaccinated. “People were just begging for this,” he said of the vaccine. “And remarkably it was put together within a year, which is just astonishing. People don’t even appreciate that. Within a year, we got a vaccine. And now they are thinking, Hmm, I don’t know if I will get it”.