The United States has made remarkable progress in vaccinating large swathes of its population since the beginning of the year. Despite near walk-in availability of vaccines across the country, however, a significant portion of the population–nearly 30%–has not receive any dose of available vaccines.
Infection and mortality rates are dropping precipitously and steadily across all vaccinated groups in the United States. This good news belies the fact that COVID remains as pernicious and deadly (if not more so, thanks to these pesky variants) among unvaccinated Americans. Summertime temperatures, and indoor congregating and shared A/C, will likely see a final surge among unvaccinated Americans in the sunbelt states stretching from California through Georgia before the end of the year. If you have not yet received your vaccine, we here at Zeihan at Geopolitics urge you to do so.
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