Coronavirus cases are surging in several U.S. states with relatively high vaccination rates, prompting concern among health officials who had hoped inoculations would help curb the COVID-19 pandemic.
The current uptick — arriving exactly one year after last winter’s massive COVID wave — appears to be the start of a seasonal spike in places with cooler weather that were spared the worst of the initial U.S. Delta surge, which hit undervaccinated Southern states hardest this summer.
A protest on Monday against the Los Angeles City Council’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for city employees and contractors. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
The question now is whether above-average vaccination coverage and continued mitigation measures in states such
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