Reports today say the rise of the Delta variant and vaccine resistance have reversed the national decline in COVID-19 cases.

For once, Arkansas is on the cutting edge of a trend. The wrong sort of trend

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The state-led the country in new cases per capita yesterday, by a lot, with 1,200 total and seems likely to be near the top again today.

The daily toll:

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New cases in 24 hours: 1,155

Deaths: 4

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Active cases: 673 more, to 6,605.

Hospitalizations: 497, up from 481 yesterday, with 190 in ICU and 81 of those on ventilators.

Vaccinations: About 5,000.

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A message from the chancellor of UAMS (you know, a health institution full of doctors and scientists)

 

Nervousness is clearly rising. Example: