In the video above, Alexander Stockton, a producer on the Opinion Video team, explores two of the main reasons the number of Covid cases is soaring once again in the United States: vaccine hesitancy and refusal.

在上面的视频中,Opinion Video团队的制作人亚历山大·斯托克顿探讨了美国新冠病例数量再次飙升的两个主要原因:对疫苗犹犹豫豫和拒绝接种。
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“It’s hard to watch the pandemic drag on as Americans refuse the vaccine in the name of freedom,” he says.


Seeking understanding, Mr. Stockton travels to Mountain Home, Ark., in the Ozarks, a region with galloping contagion and — not unrelated — abysmal vaccination rates.

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He finds that a range of feelings and beliefs underpins the low rates — including fear, skepticism and a libertarian strain of defiance.


This doubt even extends to the staff at a regional hospital, where about half of the medical personnel are not vaccinated — even while the intensive care unit is crowded with unvaccinated Covid patients fighting for their lives.


Mountain Home — like the United States as a whole — is caught in a tug of war between private liberty and public health. But Mr. Stockton suggests that unless government upholds its duty to protect Americans, keeping the common good in mind, this may be a battle with no end.