USA Today reports that Arkansas is among eight states with a recent rise in the rolling average of new COVID-19 cases, while the rate is dropping in most states.

Seven of them, including Arkansas, have vaccination rates below the U.S. average.

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Hmmmmmm.

I guess we’re just smarter than the average disease bearers.

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But 29% of Republicans who responded to the poll say they do not have plans to get vaccinated, while just over 20% of independents and 5% of Democrats say the same. The top reasons? 50% say they are waiting to see what happens.

Washington Post on this duh! moment, too.

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