NBC reporting this morning on Arkansas’s nation-leading incidence of new COVID-19 cases in recent days and No. 2 spot in deaths.

Brutal and factual. Only one county has hit the governor’s modest target for vaccination. Schools are prohibited by law from requiring masks. A positive note was Glen Fenter, the superintendent in Marion, emphasizing that getting vaccinated was a good way to protect football, band and other popular school activities.

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Note that the standup reporting comes from in front of Bigelow High School, stomping grounds of one Jason Rapert. Perry County has a 35 percent vaccination rate.

Biggest problem in Arkansas on vaccinations, the report says: People don’t think there’s a big problem.

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The numbers tell a different story. NBC posted this from NY Times on 14-day data on the Trent Garner Memorial Surge.

 

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UAMS Chancelor Cam Patterson also spoke hard facts here in Garner Land:

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