U.S. COVID-19 cases resurge amid vaccination politicizing: media

2021-07-16 00:19:52Xinhua Editor : Wang Fan ECNS App Download
Special: Battle Against Novel Coronavirus

Politics is causing needless deaths in the battle against COVID-19, said a CNN analysis on Wednesday.

"The task of persuading holdouts, skeptics and the merely disinterested to get their shots is being complicated by the further politicization of the pandemic -- a trend that will cost lives and exacerbate an already stark tragedy that has deepened the nation's ideological estrangement," it warned.

According to a report on Wednesday by Al Jazeera, the COVID-19 caseload in the United States is rising again after months of decline, with the number of new cases per day doubling over the past three weeks, driven by fast-spreading Delta variant, vaccine resistance and Fourth of July gatherings.

"Many Americans view their individual freedom as absolving them of the idea that getting vaccinated is a public duty," the CNN analysis explained, adding that "even the act of publicizing life-saving vaccines can founder on political divides."


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