By spurning jabs, Americans push their healthcare system to the brink

The country is running out of beds and medical staff, with experts imploring people to get vaccinated

11 August 2021 - 20:29 By Angelica LaVito, Jonathan Levin and Francesca Maglione

Hospitals across the US are parcelling out beds for Covid-19 patients and hunting for doctors and nurses as the Delta variant sweeps coast to coast.

The disease is outstripping any mitigation measures. In a few states, the unvaccinated are entering intensive care at rates matching the winter wave there. The vaccinated are coming to realise that a sweet summer of release may have been a fantasy, as they again calculate the risks of working, seeing relatives and circulating in society...

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