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Data: CDC; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios

In 15 states, at least 70% of adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the latest CDC data shows.

On the flip side, fewer than 50% of adults have gotten at least one shot in four states including Wyoming, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The majority of states (29) have reached 60% or more of adults with at least one dose of the vaccine.

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Aug 3, 2021 - Health

Vaccine misinformation spreads to every kind of media

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

Nearly every type of media — newspapers, social media, websites, apps, online stores and television — shares some blame for the proliferation of misinformation influencing vaccine hesitancy in the U.S.

Why it matters: Several recent studies and reports suggest that the COVID-19 infodemic has less to do with the failure of one medium than the lack of societal trust in key institutions that are struggling to deliver a clear and consistent message.

Updated Aug 2, 2021 - Health

Sen. Lindsey Graham tests positive for COVID-19

Lindsey Graham. Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19, despite being vaccinated.

Why it matters: Graham emphasized that the mildness of his symptoms is due to being vaccinated. If he had been unvaccinated his symptoms would be "far worse," he said.

Aug 3, 2021 - Health

Coronavirus hospitalizations are surging to last summer's levels

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Data: Our World in Data; Chart: Will Chase/Axios

Coronavirus hospitalizations are surging once again, threatening to overburden some local health care systems just as badly as the waves that hit last spring and summer.

Why it matters: It's hard to argue that a person's vaccination status doesn't impact anyone but themselves when hospitals around the country are filling up.