North Dakota – North Dakota ranks 45th in the US in terms of fully vaccinated citizens, with experts warning that the statistics are especially concerning in the state’s western regions.
There are 22 counties in the state’s eastern third with vaccination rates of 50 percent to 60 percent for at least one dose.
Only two of the remaining 31 counties had rates more than 50%, with several having percentages significantly lower.
This is quickly turning into an increase in COVID-19 cases.
Republican Gov. Doug Burgum says politicization of the virus has led to the “death of the expert” and people don’t know who to trust about vaccines. He suggests people talk with their doctors.