This comes weeks after the ex-president announced to Fox News host, Sean Hannity: “We’re lucky we have the vaccine, but the vaccine on very young people is something that you gotta really stop”. He falsely claimed that school-aged children are not “not affected or affected badly” by the virus.
Experts and public health officials are concerned that the nation’s inability to put aside political differences could create two Americas - one in which the majority are vaccinated and another with a much lower vaccination rate that could prompt spikes in cases.
Another user took to Twitter to compare the vaccination rates among states Twitter
In an interview on ‘Meet the Press’, the nation’s leading diseases expert, Dr Anthony Fauci said, “As a nation as a whole we are doing very well.
“But we have a big country with disparity in the willingness to be vaccinated. So... it’s going to be regional. And that’s the thing that will be confusing when people look at what we do. We’re going to see, and I’ve said, almost two types of America”, Fauci added.
According to the news outlet, ‘The Hill’, “an average of 28.5 percent of people in Trump counties were fully vaccinated, compared with 35 percent in Biden counties” on May 11. This slightly increased to 35 percent for Trump counties, compared with 46.7 percent in Biden counties as of Tuesday.
Acknowledging the polarised division and the difficulty to boost the vaccination rate in his state, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said on CNN’s, ‘State of the Union’, “The solution is the vaccinations.”
“In a rural state, a conservative state, there is hesitancy, and we’re trying to overcome that,” Hutchinson added.