Clues to why one variant spreads faster

WHO changes variant naming system; making vaccine access easier overcomes low vaccine numbers in some places, most US counties lag on vaccination rates

Here’s today’s update:

The USA now has about 64% of eligible people at least partly vaccinated and 14 states or other jurisdictions reporting at least 70%, but this CDC map shows a huge gap remains between places with high vaccination uptake and the rest of the nation. Dark blue indicates high vaccine rates. Most of the country misses that mark — many places by far.

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