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COVID-19 Cases in Arkansas Begin to Surge Towards Summer, Vaccine Rates Languish

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Electron microscopic image of a negatively stained particle of SARS-CoV-2, causative agent of COVID-19. Note the prominent spikes from which the coronavirus gets its name for “corona”, or “crown-like”.

With COVID-19 variants increasingly circulating in Arkansas as we head into summer, data show that new case, hospitalization, and death rates are again rising after a mid-April lull. Protective vaccination and booster rates however remain flat. Dr. Joe Thompson, CEO of Arkansas Center for Health Improvement frames the situation.