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The CDC Chief Just Issued Important Warning to All Americans 

Vaccination rates are not consistent across the country.

As more Americans continue to get vaccination, the COVID-19 health crisis continues to wind down. However, the pandemic isn't over yet. While cases are on the decline in most of the country, some areas still aren't out of the danger zone. During the White House COVID-19 Response Team Briefing on Tuesday, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an important warning to Americans. Read on to hear what she had to say—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You Had COVID And Should Tell Your Doctor.

"A Big Week With Progress and Milestones"

Dr. Walensky started off by revealing that COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths continue to drop. "The last time our seven day average was this low was in March, 2020, essentially since the pandemic began," she revealed. "The past week has been a big week with progress and milestones that set us on a path out of this pandemic. We should all have cautious optimism as cases have continued to decrease and have not been this low since spring of last year, hospital admissions are down, deaths are down and we are vaccinating between 1.5 million and 2 million people per day.

She also revealed that the CDC is working with governors and local leaders and helping them make informed decisions about reopening. "This was never going to be easy, but we will do the hard work together and get through this together," she said. 

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COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage is Lower in Rural Counties

However, while 60 percent of Americans over the age of 18 have received at least one vaccine, Dr. Walensky revealed that an article will be published today in their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report comparing vaccine coverage in urban versus rural areas. 

"COVID-19 vaccination coverage was lower in rural counties—approximately 39 percent compared to urban counties, approximately 46 percent," she revealed. "This was true for counties across the country, across all age groups and among men and women." 

"There still is a lot more work for us to do," she continued, begging those who have not been vaccinated to do so as soon as possible. So follow public health fundamentals and help end this pandemic, no matter where you live—get vaccinated when it becomes available to you, and to get through life at your healthiest, don't miss: This Supplement Can Raise Your Cancer Risk, Experts Say.

Leah Groth
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