The vaccination gap still looks a lot like America’s political divide
WASHINGTON — There continue to be Two Americas when it comes to the country’s race to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
You have the blue, highly urban and mostly college-degree-heavy states that have met — or exceeded — President Biden’s goal of 70 percent of adults having at least one dose by July 4.
And you have the red, highly rural and mostly college-degree-light states that have come up way short.
Right now, 67 percent of American adults have received at least one dose, and the Biden White House had admitted it won’t meet that 70 percent goal in two days.
But to understand why, you have to look at the vaccination rates by state, according to CDC data, especially with the highly transmissible Delta variant spreading in the nation.
“It is clear that communities where people remain unvaccinated are communities where people remain vulnerable,” said CDC Director Rochelle…