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Nevada becomes latest Covid-19 hotspot, as hospitalizations rise and vaccination rates plateau

July 22, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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At Robert Taylor's Las Vegas barbershop, the buzzing sounds of clippers and friendly banter are a welcome return to normalcy after a small Covid-19 outbreak among his staff.

The biggest discussion at the shop lately, he said, is whether to get vaccinated, especially as the number of Covid-19 cases have spiked in the Las Vegas area.

Taylor said he was hospitalized with the virus last year -- but was still reluctant to get the vaccine once they became widely available this spring.

In Clark County, which includes Las Vegas, only 39% of the total population is fully vaccinated, according to according to Nevada's Covid-19 data.

A majority of unvaccinated Americans said that they are not at all likely to get vaccinated, regardless of outreach efforts, according to new poll results published Tuesday by Axios-Ipsos.

So unvaccinated people pose a huge threat to the rest of us who are vaccinated, because they're literally a breeding ground for new variants. "

Kevin Dick, the Washoe County District Health Officer, said at its peak, the county vaccination site was delivering 2,800 vaccine doses per day.

Dick said one of the biggest threats to vaccination rates is the spreading virus of misinformation, especially false information about the vaccine affecting fertility.

He said the rumors are causing a significant faction of young people to not get vaccinated.

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