The US Delta wave's impact on hospitalizations (H), now approaching 35,000 and perhaps more d/t weekend reporting lapses —Overall still low at 9/100K (60% up past 2 weeks) —Nevada in front w/ higher H per 100K than cases/100K —Substantial rises: Missouri/Arkansas/Florida cluster
In her Arkansas hometown, @MonicaBPotts had expected some amount of vaccine hesitancy. But as case rates rise, watching those least protected from the virus take the most risks has started to feel like living in a fun-house mirror, she writes.
Tate Ezzi and his wife Christine were expecting their sixth child last May when both fell ill with serious COVID-19 symptoms. The Arkansas couple, who had put off getting vaccinated, wound up in the hospital and lost the pregnancy
Looking back on the week's highlights before Monday: ➡️ Discussed the success of #OperationWarpSpeed with the Arkansas Hospital Association and Colonel (Ret.) Robert Ator. Visit @ADHPIO for #AR3 vaccine sites. ➡️ Met with @ElecCoopsArk about energy and infrastructure issues.
BREAKING: Arkansas has become the first state to ban health care for trans youth.
State Sen. Stephanie Flowers had a powerful and emotional response to a white lawmaker trying to silence her in a debate on Arkansas' ‘stand your ground’ gun laws
BREAKING: The governor of Arkansas just vetoed HB 1570, an extreme ban on health care for trans youth. This victory belongs to trans youth in Arkansas, and the parents and doctors that have come together to speak up.
BREAKING: Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces he has VETOED anti-trans bill HB 1570.
One state has snow plows. The other doesn’t. One side of this street is Texarkana, Arkansas. The other side is Texarkana, Texas. "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." There is a leadership failure in Texas...
Hurricane Laura is a very dangerous and rapidly intensifying hurricane. My Administration remains fully engaged with state & local emergency managers to continue preparing and assisting the great people Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas. Listen to local officials. We are with you!