PBS NewsHour

In Louisiana, government skepticism affects vaccination rate

Clip: 06/17/2021 | 5m 11s | Video has closed captioning.

While COVID-19 vaccination rates in some parts of the country are approaching nearly 70%, other areas are seeing rates flatten or even decline. As William Brangham reports, vaccinations in the southern U.S. have been especially slow, with no southern state having yet topped 40%. Dr. Joseph Kanter, an emergency physician in Louisiana, and the state's top medical official, joins us to explore why.

Aired: 06/17/21

Rating: NR

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