Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, and Nevada are the hardest-hit states right now—as unvaccinated Americans are driving these trends.
Betty Antoine's 46-year-old son Brandon became a COVID statistic—despite her pleading with him to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
"I begged him, I said, 'You need to take the vaccine, Brandon.'
And you better not take the vaccine either,' Antoine recalled in a conversation with CBS News' David Begnaud.
I was kind of angry, not so much at him, but because he did not take the vaccine," she said.
"And I said, right then I'm going to ask his friends and everybody to take that vaccine in honor of him.".
And that requires us as health care professionals to take the first leap in that first leap is to get vaccinated. »