Cases in Vermont, already at record levels for the state, just keep on rising, even with the highest vaccination rate in the country — 89% of the 18+ population is at least partially vaccinated, 88% of 12+ & ~100% of seniors
Anyone asked Fauci why he was so wrong about 50%? pic.twitter.com/q5EIfChw2W
— IM (@ianmSC) September 29, 2021
September was Vermont’s second-worst month for COVID-19 deaths and the state recorded eight deaths in one day, the worst on record.
Average deaths and hospitalizations, however, have remained slightly lower than their peak levels last winter.
Seventy-eight percent of Vermont’s entire population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 shot, and 70% has been fully inoculated.
When excluding children younger than 12, the percentage of those who have received both doses rises to 79%. Eighty-eight percent have received at least one shot.
Nearly 100% of seniors aged 65 years and older have taken one shot while 96% have taken both doses.
The Vermont Health Department and State Epidemiologist Patsy Kelso said that vaccinated Vermonters constituted four-in-ten new COVID-19 cases.
Gov. Phil Scott, a Republican, promised to lift the Vermont’s emergency restrictions when at least 80% of the state’s citizen had received one dose of a COVID-19 shot.
“We can’t be in a perpetual state of emergency,” he said.
He has not indicated that he plans to reimpose emergency orders.