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Countys with high vaccination rates are fairing much better than those with low vaccination rates


 

The US is dividing into two worlds when it comes to COVID-19. Dane County has a vaccination rate of 80% for those 18 and over. Because of this SARS-CoV-2 cannot find enough hosts to replicate and cannot spread easily. It is seeing 13 cases a day on average and many of those are people coming in from other places. Cases are way down from the peak back in the winter and the test positivity rate is 1%.

Compare that with Nassau County in Florida. Only 51% of the county is vaccinated and cases are exploding. On July 16th alone they reported 447 cases. The test positivity rate is 8% and climbing. Florida is heading for another massive surge and this time, it is completely preventable. Many people are going to needlessly die because too many people simply reject reality. Well, I have news for you the virus doesn't care what you think. If you are not vaccinated, you are a target and it will find you. A strong, wise, and brave person would stop this virus. Be a hero and get vaccinated.

Rates are still going up in both places, but at a much slower pace in Dane County. In fact, many of the cases are from outside Madison and I suspect from unvaccinated folks