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The Atlantic (November 20)

2021/ 11/ 22 by jd in Global News

“The question facing governments in Europe and elsewhere is which approach—carrot versus stick—will prove the most effective. By singling out the unvaccinated, Austria may succeed in increasing its vaccination rate, but it also runs the risk of driving vaccine skepticism even further.”


Chicago Tribune (July 26)

2021/ 07/ 27 by jd in Global News

“As companies across the Chicago area welcome workers back to offices, they’re often labeling them as either vaccinated or unvaccinated, with different treatment for each group.” Vaccinated workers may not be “required to wear masks or social distance” while unvaccinated workers may be “told to undergo weekly on-site COVID-19 testing, wear maks and social distance.”


USA Today (July19)

2021/ 07/ 21 by jd in Global News

“A doubling of COVID-19 cases in the past two weeks suggests the USA has entered a fourth wave of the pandemic.” Deaths and hospitalization rates may stay lower than previous waves and instead of ravaging “entire communities,” this wave “is likely to target the unvaccinated, including children, and if rates are high enough, the most vulnerable of the vaccinated—the elderly and the immunocompromised.”


Chicago Tribune (July 7)

2021/ 07/ 09 by jd in Global News

Illinois has successfully vaccinated 70% of its citizen. The “Department of Public Health on Monday reported zero deaths from COVID-19 for the first time since march 2020—a sign of how far the state has come since the pandemic took hold.” Though concerns over variants and the unvaccinated remain, this represents tremendous “change from the spring of 2020 and this past winter when the state was frequently reporting more than 100 deaths a day,” peaking at 238 on December 2.


USA Today (June 17)

2021/ 06/ 19 by jd in Global News

“Falling rate of COVID-19 across the United States mask a harsh reality—the overwhelming majority of those getting sick and being hospitalized today are unvaccinated, while vaccinated people are becoming rare.” The sickest patients are also more likely to be younger “as older people are much more likely to be vaccinated.”