Vermont is the most dosed state in the country but it is seeing its worst Covid surge yet.
Approximately 72% of residents in Vermont are fully vaccinated against Covid.
The so-called experts are blaming the Covid surge in Vermont on the Delta variant and unvaccinated people.
“Across the United States and in Vermont, we’re seeing the impact of the highly contagious delta variant,” Dr. Jan Carney, associate dean for public health and health policy at the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine, told ABC News. “It really is so contagious, it seeks out pretty much every unvaccinated person.”
ABC News reported:
In Vermont, nearly 72% of residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 — more than any other state, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. At the same time, it has the 12th-highest rate of new COVID-19 cases over the last week, state data released Tuesday shows.
Vermont has seen a “significant” increase in COVID-19 cases in the past week, Mike Pieciak, commissioner of the state’s Department of Financial Regulation, said during a press briefing Tuesday.
The seven-day average for COVID-19 cases rose 42% as of Tuesday, according to state data. Vermont does more testing than nearly any other state, though testing only increased 9% during the same period. The statewide positivity rate also increased 30%, with the seven-day average positivity rate just under 4%. The number of new cases increased by nearly 700 in the past week, state officials said Tuesday.