Rising Covid cases spark fears of resurgent pandemic in US

Posted by on July 19, 2021 6:58 pm
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Biden implores Americans to get vaccinated and stocks fall amid outbreaks in areas with low inoculation rates

A rapid increase in coronavirus cases in the US and abroad is fueling fears of a pandemic resurgence and on Monday sent shockwaves through the stock market as the highly contagious Delta variant takes hold – and Joe Biden urged Americans to “please, please get vaccinated”.

The number of new cases, hospitalizations and deaths due to Covid-19 have been rising worryingly in recent days, largely driven by outbreaks in parts of the country with low vaccination rates, as officials have been warning of a “pandemic of the unvaccinated”.

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